Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me
December 28, 2019 5:32 PM - by Mariko Tamaki - Subscribe

Laura Dean, the most popular girl in high school, was Frederica Riley's dream girl: charming, confident, and SO cute. There's just one problem: Laura Dean is maybe not the greatest girlfriend.
posted by dinty_moore (4 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I read this in one sitting - it's so nice to read something that's a queer coming of age novel but not about coming out (though there's talk about that, too). Mostly, it's about toxic relationships and queer friendships.

At one point, I ended up saying "oh honey" out loud to the book itself. It's a little too real about teenage love.

The art is fantastic - all grayscale and pinks - lots of emotion on the faces (or when Freddy's hair envelops her face), plus the diverse cast meant that it was easy to tell everyone apart.
posted by dinty_moore at 5:38 PM on December 28, 2019 [1 favorite]

This looks really interesting!
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 7:59 PM on December 28, 2019

That's an inspired title.
posted by Ivan Fyodorovich at 12:10 PM on December 30, 2019

Also just tore through this in one sitting! I reserved it at the library based on this post, so thank you for that. I thought it was incredibly sweet, and reminded me of all the queer drama I went through in high school. I was impressed by the emotional maturity she’d developed by the end - wish I’d been able to that at that age.
posted by skycrashesdown at 10:25 AM on January 20, 2020 [1 favorite]

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