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Apr 17, 2021FPL_Jenni rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
In conclusion, Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me is a incredibly relatable LGBTQ+ graphic novel that portrays toxic behaviors within a relationship. Tamaki highlights the importance of friendships and having a community that accepts and…
Apr 08, 2021ReadingAdviser_Jessica rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
I loved how this book didn't shy away from big issues. There's discussion or plot material surrounding toxic relationships, abortion, and others, and it always felt natural in the story. This isn't an easy graphic novel, or really even…
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Jan 28, 2021JCLJenV rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
No matter who you're dating, they should treat you with respect. Another great graphic novel by Mariko Tamaki!
Jan 11, 2021LoganLib_Sheridan rated this title 3 out of 5 stars
I thought this was going to be a sweet and cute read but it goes into abusive relationships and abortions. I think it is a much needed book and I had some wonderful inclusivity but it was definitely heavier than I was expecting. I think…
Nov 07, 2020TEENREVIEWBOARD rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
“Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me” by Mariko Tamaki is an interesting story overall. It’s a graphic novel about 2 people that break up constantly and one figures out her worth and decides to better herself for the sake of her and her…
Oct 29, 2020Fuzzy_Slippers rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
A wonderful graphic novel about self-discovery and friendship.
Oct 19, 2020librarianjessicaboorsma rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
I was fully engrossed in this reality check of a book. Freddy is in love with Laura Dean, but Laura Dean keeps breaking up with her. And coming back to her. Again. And again. And Freddy takes it, because she thinks this is what love is.…
Jul 14, 2020
Freddy's journey to get past her awful girlfriend is a poignant, gorgeously drawn story about overcoming a toxic relationship and reconnecting with your true friends. The storytelling embodies a self-absorbed teenager's point of view with…
Jun 18, 2020WoodneathTaylor rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
With beautiful, whimsical artwork - the story of Freddy and her toxic relationship with Laura Dean is brought to life. Some may say that this story has no "story" but I will kindly disagree. The mundaneness, simpleness, and frustrations…
May 20, 2020SusyHendrix rated this title 3 out of 5 stars
Pretty standard teenage love story, but the artwork is gorgeous and the characters are very likable. I especially loved Doodle. I do wish most of the secondary characters were fleshed out more though.
May 11, 2020JCLChrisK rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Ow. It's painful to watch Freddy continuously make bad decisions and to feel her (and her loved ones') suffering that results. Yet that's exactly what makes this such an authentic story, because it makes readers feel real feelings about…
May 08, 2020
This title successfully illustrates how addicting a toxic and unhealthy relationship can be. I loved following Freddy as she navigated her complicated relationship with Laura Dean, a self-centered and frankly abusive partner, and finds her…
May 06, 2020samesfoley rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
This was an amazing graphic novel that absolutely blew me away. Similar to but lighter than In the Dream House, this does an incredible job at demonstrating that queer relationships can also be toxic and abusive, which is imperative for…
Jan 26, 2020kwsmith rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
Seventeen year old Frederica Riley loves her girlfriend Laura Dean. But it's complicated because Laura Dean isn't a very good girlfriend. The art is smooth flowing and gorgeous and the story has something to say about toxic relationships.
Jan 03, 2020IndyPL_ShainaS rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
Confession: I keep reading this title as Laura DERN Keeps Breaking Up With Me (which sounds like an incredible story/mood itself). Conclusion: This story is lovely, vital, and beautifully rendered, splashes of pink like a young heart…
Nov 20, 2019LPL_VanessaR rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
MY HEART. Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me encapsulates that beautiful and burning first love feels. The searing heartbreak that we desperately want to avoid at all costs and the friendships that hold us together through that process.…
Nov 05, 2019JessicaGma rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
Mariko Tamaki's tale of Freddy and her terrible girlfriend, Laura Dean will resonate with so many. High school may be a bit too full of this sort of popularity/status friends, and Freddy does figure out what matters to her, just in time.…
Nov 01, 2019JCLBrittanyC rated this title 3 out of 5 stars
This is your classic teen who can’t get over their first love book. Freddy falls for one of the most popular, charming girls in school, Laura Dean, but Freddy quickly finds out Laura Dean is the WORST girlfriend. Whatever it is…
Oct 08, 2019ArapahoeSusan rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
This book has all the drama and "feels" of high school relationships. Laura Dean, the most popular girl in school, keeps her girlfriend, Freddy, on a relationship yo-yo. Doodle, Freddy's BFF, has always been there for her during her…
Sep 29, 2019SJPL_JessL rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
Freddy's girlfriend, Laura Dean, is the most popular girl in school, and she keeps breaking up with Freddy and then getting back with her. Freddy keeps letting Laura back but it is starting to wear on her. Freddy confides in friends, Anna…
Sep 29, 2019zombiegravitation rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
I know I say this about every comic book I've read but the art was wonderful & gorgeous. The story was good, journey of learning to let go is a hard one and realizing who is there for you (and who you should support in return). Leaving…
Sep 19, 2019STPL_JessH rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
Well, any opportunity to feature Mariko Tamaki’s work and I am there! Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me is a wonderful graphic novel created with Rosemary Valero-O’Connell. I marked this as “To Read” earlier this year as soon as I heard…
Sep 16, 2019nbartos rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
I'm so glad I gave Tamaki another chance after not enjoying This One Summer. This is probably the most beautiful and aesthetically pleasing graphic novel I've read. This book also uses the fact that it's a graphic novel to its advantage by…
Sep 11, 2019lhohman rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
The art in this book is absolutely gorgeous. Every page was a treat. The writing of this graphic novel was also excellent. The characters had depth and the world they reacted to and motivations they responded with felt honest. I was…
Sep 05, 2019LPL_CentennialC rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
God, I wish this book had existed as a teen and I wish that someone had given it to me. What a lovely and lovingly told story about growing up and learning how to be a good friend--to others and to yourself. This book hit home for me in so…