My Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟
Deja and Josiah are seasonal best friends.
Every autumn, all through high school, they’ve worked together at the best pumpkin patch in the whole wide world. (Not many people know that the best pumpkin patch in the whole wide world is in Omaha, Nebraska, but it definitely is.) They say good-bye every Halloween, and they’re reunited every September 1.
But this Halloween is different—Josiah and Deja are finally seniors, and this is their last season at the pumpkin patch. Their last shift together. Their last good-bye.
Josiah’s ready to spend the whole night feeling melancholy about it. Deja isn’t ready to let him. She’s got a plan: What if—instead of moping and the usual slinging lima beans down at the Succotash Hut—they went out with a bang? They could see all the sights! Taste all the snacks! And Josiah could finally talk to that cute girl he’s been mooning over for three years . . .
What if their last shift was an adventure?
I had wanted to read this book ever since it had come out, and when I finally received my order of it, I emptied the package and started reading it right then. I totally forgot what I was reading before, I just had to read it!
Pumpkinheads is a story of Josiah and Deja, who are seasonal friends. They only meet during the fall every year at the pumpkin patch where they work. It’s their last day together because they’re going off to college, and Deja decides she wants to screw work and really have fun with her bestie (eat all the snacks and help Josiah finally admit to his crush that he likes her). I hadn’t really read anything about this book. I’d gone in blind, and that is probably why I enjoyed it as much as I did. I truly love graphic novels and it is one of my favorites of this year.
Just look at the beautiful art– I love colorful and cute illustrations, and they’re so beautiful. I loved the story (it was really adorable) but it wouldn’t have been as amazing as it is if not for the illustrations.
This book has a non-white, bi/pan protagonist who is not skinny, and it was so good to see that. Most of the books I read have skinny protagonists, and I really want fat representation in books (a post about this is coming soon!)
I really had a lot of fun reading this book. It was super quick. I finished the whole thing in about 35 minutes, and I enjoyed every bit of it. All in all, it was super adorable, beautiful, and quick. You’ll forget all about everything when you pick it up.
If you love adorable love stories and graphic novels, you should definitely read it. I totally recommend it to y’all.
So, have you guys read it? If not, do you want to read it? Do you love graphic novels? Let’s talk in the comments.
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