bloom

Bloom

Written by Kevin Panetta

Artwork by Savanna Ganucheau

First Second, 2019

YA Contemporary Graphic Novel

6 cups of tea out of 11

Summary: Ari’s family runs a bakery but he wants to play in his friends’ band. Hector loves to cook and starts working at the bakery so that Ari can leave. But as they get to know each other they become more and more attached.

Overall I liked this a lot until close to the end when everything goes belly-up for the couple and the family at the same time. I thought Ari was progressing more as a character by that point but not so much; therefore, I wasn’t as invested in the couple or Ari from that point on. In general, I think I’m tired of these forced conflicts in the final third.

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