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Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me

By Amanda Nojadera, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Beautiful graphic novel about relationships and self-worth.

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Mariko Tamaki and Rosemary Valero-O'Connell's beautiful and emotional graphic novel thoughtfully explores friendship, love, toxic relationships, and self-worth. Teens will enjoy Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me's diverse cast of characters -- in race, gender, body type, and sexual orientation -- as well as the different representations of love and relationships. The concise writing and gorgeous illustrations perfectly capture Freddy's desire and desperation for Laura Dean's attention, her guilt when she recognizes she's been an awful friend, and her happiness when she realizes that she deserves better. As Freddy finds the confidence and strength to break the cycle of emotional abuse, teens will see how important communication is in healthy relationships.

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