Book Review: Bloom

Bloom by Kevin Panetta and Savanna Ganucheau

My Rating: 🌟🌟🌟.5

Now that high school is over, Ari is dying to move to the big city with his ultra-hip band―if he can just persuade his dad to let him quit his job at their struggling family bakery. Though he loved working there as a kid, Ari cannot fathom a life wasting away over rising dough and hot ovens. But while interviewing candidates for his replacement, Ari meets Hector, an easygoing guy who loves baking as much as Ari wants to escape it. As they become closer over batches of bread, love is ready to bloom . . . that is, if Ari doesn’t ruin everything.
Writer Kevin Panetta and artist Savanna Ganucheau concoct a delicious recipe of intricately illustrated baking scenes and blushing young love, in which the choices we make can have terrible consequences, but the people who love us can help us grow.

This one is going to be a short review, because the baking scenes made me crave cupcakes and I need to feed my insatiable hunger right now. Jk πŸ˜‚.

Oh my goodness, it was adorable. I don’t remember how long I’ve wanted to read this book. I was so excited. Even though it didn’t blow me away, it was a good investment of my time. I loved the story, and the illustrations were cute and beautiful. I loved the color palette- blue is one of my favorite colors. I also adored both of the characters – Hector was my absolute favorite. Ari was kind of perpetually sad, which broke my heart. The bakery-scenes were amazing!

I would recommend this book to everyone – who doesn’t want cute books with cuddle-worthy characters? Also, I loved Ari’s parents so much, I can give anything to have them!

All in all, I found it adorable and beautifully illustrated. I think need to read more graphic novels.

Do you want to read this book? If you’ve already read it, did you like it? Let’s talk about your favorite graphic novels – I could use some suggestions! 😁

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