The delicious cover art of this graphic novel intrigued me into picking up a copy upon its release and I am NOT disappointed. "Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me" combines beautiful illustrations with a beautiful tale of falling in (and sometimes out) of love. We follow the tale of Freddy as she succumbs to an endless loop of relationships with the alluring bad girl, Laura Dean. Will Freddy be trapped in love-sick limbo for eternity, or can she finally break the cycle and break up with Laura Dean?
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.