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In Pumpkinheads, beloved #1 New York Times bestselling author Rainbow Rowell and Eisner Award–winning artist Faith Erin Hicks have teamed up to create this tender and hilarious story about two irresistible teens discovering what it means to leave behind a place—and a person
Two friends - Deja and Josiah - who only see each other at the pumpkin patch where they work during autumn, are working their last shift together. But, this time, they decide to change things up. They abandon their post at the Succotash Hut and go on an adventure around the pumpkin patch, eating s'mores, taking hayrides, getting lost in the maze-- all while searching for the girl who Josiah has been crushing on for years. He's finally going to a ...more
It is taking...everything I have not to stop writing this review and pick up this book instead.
I could justify it so easily. “Just refreshing the ol’ memory,” I could say. “It’ll take less than an hour. And think of the review! Masterful, probably.”
Wow, I am really convincing myself. THIS IS DIFFICULT.
This was exactly what I wanted it to be. I wanted to read this book desperately that o ...more
I loved it so much!! A cute story and they work at The Pumpkin Patch! This place is a dream come true!! 🎃
Mel 🖤🐶🐺🐾 ...more
This is a perfect autumn read. This graphic novel gave me all the fall feels which was awesome because it's spring time where I am. I wanted to dive into these beautiful pages, to experience everything with Josiah and Deja.
It's Deja and Josiah's last night at the pumpkin patch they work at every Halloween season. The last chance for Josiah to finally speak to ‘the fudge girl’ he's been crushing on for three seasons.
Deja convinces shy Josiah to go talk ...more
representation: plus size rep, bi/pan rep (not explicitly stated but the MC has dated boys and girls).
[trigger warnings are listed at the bottom of this review and may contain spoilers]
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One word: ADORABLE.
Will I ever read this again, though? ..... Probably not.
trigger warnings: one fatphobic comment (i think???)
I need more Rainbow Rowell after this. So hopefully I’ll be rereading her contemporary work because this story put me in such a mood for them.
Rainbow Rowell understands characters! She knows dialogue. Her stories are always so engaging and heartwarming and I can’t get enough.
This is the perfect Fall read. The fall vibes were radiating off the page and it's the perfect read for the season. It made me ...more
Deja and Josiah are best friends—at least from September 1 through Halloween, and at least while they’re working together at the pumpkin patch. (They don't see each other at all except during that period of time.) Tonight is the last night they’ll work together since both will head off to college next fall.
Josiah can’t imagine a world without the pumpkin patch. Deja doesn’t quite feel THAT strongly, but she’ll miss Josiah, and all the activity, and all of the great ...more
Deja is such a fun character, first of all; she's plus-size, black, and queer (MGA — it isn't stated if she's bi or pan). We see her interact with a few different exes and potential love interests of various genders and it's really lovely to see a plus-si ...more
A quintessential autumn read. Take a stroll through a fall-themed amusement park filled with hay rides, corn mazes, pumpkins and pies and watch two friends maybe become something more. Hick’s art is amazing - warm and bright.
Put me right into a wonderful fall mood. Where are my s’mores? 😀😋
Deja is hilari ...more
I was lucky enough to meet Rainbow Rowell and Faith Erin Hicks at my local bookstore on release day and they were amazing. I loved hearing about the inspiration for this story and getting my special edition 'Fangirl' and 'Eleanor and Park' signed was just the cherry on top.
Deja was the best character and I loved Josie as well. Also, I'm hungry now for some fall inspired food! Highly recommend ...more
Josiah has had a crush on a girl for 3 years now. Josiah loves working at the pumpkin patch. Deja is his best friend and she has decided that Josiah has to tell this girl he likes her. It becomes their quest. So they spend their last night looking for this girl.
Michigan had wonderful pumpkin patches. Wiards Apple ...more
I know I’ll be re-reading this lots. Rainbow Rowell and Faith Erin Hicks are a perfect match. Can I have the Christmas elves sequel, please?!
First of all, the atmosphere of the pumpkin patch and the Halloween season really came through. Faith's art was gorgeous and exactly right for this story. Pumpkin patches aren't a thing in the Netherlands and we barely celebrate Halloween, but reading this really made me want to experienc ...more
Honestly, I don't think it's possible to have negative opinions about Pumpkinheads. It has positive representation for so many things (male/female friendship, diversity, bisexuality, consent, etc.), and the story line is short and sweet. I like my graphic novels like one slow cup of coffee. Or in this case, pumpkin spice latte.
Pumpkinheads is the tale of two best fr ...more
If you need a feel-good read that does not require a lot of thought and effort, this is the perfect book. I suppose that last sentence could easily be construed as negative, but it is not. Sometimes we just need to get away for a while from all the craziness that gnaws at our brain. Pumpkinheads will be happy to assist!
The a ...more
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When she's not writing, Rainbow is reading comic books, planning Disney World trips and arguin ...more