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"Reading Laura Dean was the perfect way to spend an afternoon, and will no doubt be the way I spend future ones. Not only has Mariko Tamaki turned out another masterpiece, but Rosemary Valero-O’Connell has more than proven her worth to play with the big dogs. Engaging and beautiful, with a unique message that pushes it onto my favorites list, Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me brought me more joy and satisfaction that I’ve gotten out of a book in a long time."

"What I especially love about this book, enough to make me forgive the unlikeable main character, was how much it made me think. Was Winter really racist, or was she just saying what society had led her to believe? And did she really deserve all the backlash that she got? And if she did deserve what she got, doesn’t that mean that so many other people deserve it too, since what she said was certainly not uncommon? Was Winter being discriminated against because of herrace? What would I do in Winter’s situation? Does simply subconsciously having a stereotype make you discriminatory? How are these stereotypes built, and how can they be managed? What really makes a bad person? Can anyone, if we try, turn themselves toward the sun?"

 

"Overall, this book was an incredibly fun read and left me extremely satisfied. Not only did it fulfill my expectations of Andrew Smith’s wacky, imaginative storytelling, but it was a unique take on the future and the core human instincts, emotions and feelings and proves to be a fascinating introspective on the definition of humanity when all of it is stripped away in a world of robots. I definitely recommend this book and would suggest putting it on your TBR, it’s one I will be recommending a lot in the future."


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