First things first: I bought this book for the hype. I knew nothing about it, other than it had a pretty cover, was a graphic novel, and everyone was pumped about it. So I bought it. That being said, I assumed (you know what they say about that) that it was about a straight couple but ITS NOT! This is a gay book and it’s an incredible one. Let’s dive in.
This story is told from Frederica’s point of view. She keeps getting broken up with by the infamous Laura Dean. And she doesn’t get a breakup where they talk about it, or at least text each other; Freddy usually sees Laura Dean making out with another girl, then gets a “don’t be mad” text. Not the best.
So we see a couple things as readers – we see what Freddy is going through as she falls in love over and over with Laura Dean, and how she becomes a garbage friend when she’s in the relationship. But we also see her emails to Anna Vice, an advice columnist. And yes, emails is plural. She writes to her a lot.
This book gets into some deep stuff that I wasn’t expecting, but I loved so much. I just want to hug all of the characters (except Laura Dean, sorry not sorry). Everyone goes through a lot, and teenage nonsense can really suck.
I can’t recommend this book enough. It’s from First Second ( :01), and I’ve had a lot of luck with their books. If you get a chance, pick up Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me, I’m sure you’ll love it.
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