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Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me, by Mariko Tamaki

karina_salas's review against another edition

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4.0

I really liked the art style of this graphic novel and I think this message is an important one to share especially at the high school age when many teens get stuck in the same loop of toxic relationships. It’s a valuable take away and story to tell but I did wish it went more in depth into the characters story because I wish I knew more about the friend group and not just Freddy.

kvcatnip's review against another edition

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1.0

I loved the art style of this and the general message behind the story. But the actual progress of the story felt super messy to me.

elinevdg's review

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emotional hopeful inspiring reflective relaxing medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.25


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spacestationtrustfund's review against another edition

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3.0

This was really interesting! I read it at the recommendation of a friend, and while it wasn't my usual genre, it was quite nice to think that queer teenagers would be able to have a book like this. It's definitely a nuanced and realistic portrayal of an abusive relationship, which I appreciated.

emotionalhun's review against another edition

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emotional hopeful reflective fast-paced

4.0

coffeecass's review against another edition

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5.0

I was recommended this by Booktuber Ariel Bissett and I am so happy I read this! I read it in one sitting and was completely taken away by the art and great characters. It so accurately depicts a toxic relationship while also having so much diverse representation of LGBTQ+ characters.

dreamsinabook_irene's review against another edition

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4.0

4.5⭐️

Il tema centrale di questo fumetto sono le relazioni tossiche, la consapevolezza di essere in una relazione che non ti dà abbastanza e la strada per raggiungere tale consapevolezza e per agire a proposito.
Freddy, la protagonista, riesce in un certo senso a capire che la sua relazione con Laura Dean non è normale, non è sana, ma nonostante questo non riesce a distaccarsene arrivando quasi ad allienarsi da tutto il suo mondo quando é con lei.
Unica cosa che mi sento di puntualizzare riguarda il fatto che penso avrei apprezzato di più l’opera se la relazione tra le protagoniste fosse stata reciproca senza perdere la sua componente negativa, così da non rendere al lettore così facile odiare Laura Dean, così da permetterci di avvicinarci di più ai sentimenti contrastanti di Freddy che in questa graphic novel, almeno per me, risultano difficilmente comprensibili.
Una scelta che ho trovato molto interessante è stata quella del mondo in cui ambientare la storia, un mondo quasi utopico, dove le relazioni LGBT vengono accettate quasi da tutti, ma nel quale possono comunque nascere relazioni pericolose per la propria salute, dalle quali ci si deve saper difendere se necessario.

clairemariarose's review

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dark emotional lighthearted reflective sad fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

2.5

ender24's review

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emotional reflective sad fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.5


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mittymyers's review

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emotional inspiring reflective relaxing fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

4.5