By Mariko Tamaki,
Rosemary Valero-O’Connell (Illustrator)
In this YA novel, Laura Dean has broken up with Freddy Riley three times. Freddy can tell that her “friends are struggling to muster sympathy for [her] increasingly ridiculous situation,” so she writes to an advice columnist. The e-mails work as the graphic novel’s exposition while giving readers an idea of how Freddy perceives the world.
–Siân Gaetano, children’s and YA editor, Shelf Awareness