Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me

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Frederica Riley is a young lady who is struggling with feelings that a lot of young people have struggled with for a long time, no matter what era. Who to love? How to handle life’s situations? And who are your true friends? Frederica and Laura Dean, a popular girl at high school, keep breaking up and getting back together, and it is putting Frederica in a really tough place with her friends who are slowly losing empathy with the situation and causing issues with her best friend Doodle, who is also going through her own crisis, but it seems her friend can’t decide what to do about Laura. Like many coming-of-age stories, it comes down to whether or not Frederica can grow up and learn to handle life’s situations in a mature manner and become a better person.

This is a fairly standard, but well drawn, coming-of-age story. It is part of a growing amount of published graphic literature that focuses on LGBTQ coming-of-age stories. Taking place in Berkeley, it might not resonate with every reader, but it will be something for high school kids to enjoy.

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Author Mariko Tamaki • Rosemary Valero-O'Connell
Star Count 4/5
Format Trade
Page Count 304 pages
Publisher First Second
Publish Date 2019-05-07
ISBN 9781626722590
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Issue June 2019
Category Sequential Art


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