Breaking Up, a graphic novel written by Aimee Friedman and illustrated by the much-lauded Christine Norrie, has a storyline that will appeal to teenage girls and beautiful illustrations that will appeal to just about everyone. Narrated by a timid, artsy girl named Chloe, it's the story of four best friends in their junior year at Georgia O'Keeffe School for the Arts (dubbed Fashion High ). As they grow up and start wanting different things popularity, a boyfriend, freedom from parents their tight-knit group starts to drift apart. Friedman is smart enough not to impose a sweet-and-tidy ending on the realistic tale; instead, feelings get hurt, and forgiveness takes a long time to arrive.

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