Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me by Mariko Tamaki & Rosemary Valero-O’Connell
Published by First Second on May 7, 2019
my rating: ★★★★★
Goodreads avg: 4.13 (as of 2020-04-18)
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 lgbtq youth to be aware of. I really loved Freddy’s character and her friend group, which felt so real and relatable. I just wish we had seen some more of her friends! Laura Dean clearly has no idea what she’s doing wrong, which I think is unfortunately often the way of some abusers. The art itself is absolutely stunning and I was blown away by it from the start. This is a really incredible book that I’ll absolutely be trying to get others to read.
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This has been on my maybe-TBR for a while, but I just got convinced by your comparison to In the dream house! I’m not a big fan of graphic novels usually but it looks like this is a good book to make an exception for 😊
The more I see this book raved about the more I need to break into my library and respectfully borrow it out.
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I don’t condone breaking and entering but…