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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 9781250312846
Barcode 9781250312846
Published 21 May 2019 by St Martin's Press
Format Hardback
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Author(s) By Tamaki, Mariko
Illustrated by Valero-O'Connell, Rosemary
Availability Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks

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ISBN-13 9781250312846
ISBN-10 1250312841
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
Publisher St Martin's Press
Imprint St Martin's Press
Publication Date 21 May 2019
International Publication Date 7 May 2019
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Tamaki, Mariko
Illustrated by Valero-O'Connell, Rosemary
Category Teenage Romance
Graphic / Comic Strip
Number of Pages 304
Dimensions Width: 156mm
Height: 220mm
Spine: 26mm
Weight 746g
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 Children/juvenile
Dewey Code FIC
Catalogue Code 989086

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

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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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