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Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me

Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me
 

From This One Summer co-creator Mariko Tamaki comes a hilarious and poignant story of teen heartbreak and friendship.

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ISBN 9781626722590
Barcode 9781626722590
Published 7 May 2019 by Misc - Alliance Distribution
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Author(s) By Tamaki, Mariko
Illustrated by Valero-O'Connell, Rosemary
Availability Internationally sourced (OOS locally); ships 6-12 working days

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ISBN-13 9781626722590
ISBN-10 1626722595
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced (OOS locally); ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
Imprint First Second
Publication Date 7 May 2019
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Tamaki, Mariko
Illustrated by Valero-O'Connell, Rosemary
Category Teenage Romance
Graphic / Comic Strip
Number of Pages 304
Dimensions Width: 154mm
Height: 215mm
Spine: 22mm
Weight 633g
Interest Age 14+ years
Reading Age 14+ years
Library of Congress Teenagers, Friendship, Graphic novels, Cartoons and comics, Love
NBS Text Children's Comic Strip Fiction & Graphic Novels
ONIX Text Young adult
Dewey Code FIC
Catalogue Code 975077

Description of this Book

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. Reeling from her latest break up, Freddy's best friend, Doodle, introduces her to the Seek-Her, a mysterious medium, who leaves Freddy some cryptic parting words: break up with her. But Laura Dean keeps coming back, and as their relationship spirals further out of her control, Freddy has to wonder if it's really Laura Dean that's the problem. Maybe it's Freddy, who is rapidly losing her friends, including Doodle, who needs her now more than ever. Fortunately for Freddy, there are new friends, and the insight of advice columnists like Anna Vice to help her through being a teenager in love. Mariko Tamaki and Rosemary Valero-O'Connell bring to life a sweet and spirited tale of young love that asks us to consider what happens when we ditch the toxic relationships we crave to embrace the healthy ones we need.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review This exploration of toxic relationships and social dynamics at the cusp of adulthood is, like its cast, sharp and dazzling. --Publisher's Weekly, Starred Review Tamaki explores the nuances of both romantic and platonic relationships with raw tenderness and honesty. Valero-O'Connell's art is realistic and expressive, bringing the characters to life through dynamic grayscale illustrations featuring highlights of millennial pink...a triumphant queer coming-of-age story that will make your heart ache and soar. --Kirkus, Starred Review
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 1 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Mariko Tamaki writes comic books for BOOM! Studios, Marvel, and DC Comics. She is the co-creator of the New York Times bestseller, This One Summer with Jillian Tamaki, which received Eisner and Governor General awards, as well as Caldecott and Printz Honors. Mariko lives in Oakland. marikotamaki.com Rosemary Valero-O'Connell has done work for DC Comics, BOOM! Studios, CAPY games, and Mondo Tees, among others and her work has been recognized by the Society of Illustrators NY, and shown in galleries both locally and internationally. hirosemary.com

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