Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me by Mariko Tamaki and illustrated by Rosemary Valero-O’Connell
The day they got together was the best one of Freddy’s life, but nothing’s made sense since. Laura Dean is popular, funny, and SO CUTE … but she can be really thoughtless, even mean. Their on-again, off-again relationship has Freddy’s head spinning — and Freddy’s friends can’t understand why she keeps going back.
When Freddy consults the services of a local mystic, the mysterious Seek-Her, she isn’t thrilled with the advice she receives. But something’s got to give: Freddy’s heart is breaking in slow motion, and she may be about to lose her very best friend as well as her last shred of self-respect. Fortunately for Freddy, there are new friends, and the insight of advice columnist Anna Vice, to help her through being a teenager in love.
Trigger & Content Warnings:
- Statutory rape mentioned
- Toxic relationship (theme)
- Cheating (on- & off-page)
- Adult-minor relationship discussed*
- Alcohol consumption
- Unwanted teen pregnancy
- Abortion (off-page)
- Bullying mentioned
*Note: Sexual relationship between a seventeen-year-old girl and a older married man.