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4.14  ·  Rating details ·  28,554 ratings  ·  6,254 reviews

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In Pumpkinheads, beloved #1 New York Times bestselling author Rainbow Rowell and Eisner Awardwinning 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 placeand a person

Kindle Edition, 224 pages
Published August 27th 2019 by First Second
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Jeni Nope. Rowell has a two book deal with First Second books writing a graphic novel, the first of which is a collaboration with Hicks. She ALSO is…moreNope. Rowell has a two book deal with First Second books writing a graphic novel, the first of which is a collaboration with Hicks. She ALSO is writing the new run of Runaways, which is going to be published in traditional comic book form and then gathered into volume-books.(less)
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Emily May
Sep 13, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is such a sweet, fun book. Perfect for autumn!

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
every time i think about this book i have to actively resist rereading it.

full review:


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. Itll 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
Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)
This was stinking cute. If you want to get into the fall spirit, this would be the perfect place to start. Now excuse me while I go chug a venti pumpkin cream cold brew ✌🎃 ...more
Like everyone has said: SUPER CUTE. The setting is cute! The story is cute! The characters are cute! The ending is cute! IT ALL MAKES YOU FEEL WARM. I think this crazy pumpkin patch is such a gorgeous place for a story to be set and a perfect read for fall time. 🎃
✨ A ✨
Like every autumn smell all at once.

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 to
April (Aprilius Maximus)
Like every autumn smell all at once.

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]

✧゚: *✧゚:* 3 . 5 s t a r s *:゚✧*:゚✧

One word: ADORABLE.
Will I ever read this again, though? ..... Probably not.

trigger warnings: one fatphobic comment (i think???)
Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
I loved it so much!! A cute story and they work at The Pumpkin Patch! This place is a dream come true!! 🎃

Happy Reading!!

Mel 🖤🐶🐺🐾
Sep 23, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
this put me in the biggest fall mood ever
Sep 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Josie and Deja have been working together at a pumpkin patch for much of their high school years. They're pretty good friends and enjoy each other's company during the season, but they don't talk much outside of work. This Halloween they'll be saying goodbye for good as both prepare to begin their college life. Josie's pretty depressed about it; he loves everything about the pumpkin patch, especially being the MVPPP (Most Valuable Pumpkin Patch Person). Deja seems more optimistic about it and ...more
Larry H
Sep 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What a terrific graphic novel!!

Deja and Josiah are best friendsat least from September 1 through Halloween, and at least while theyre 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 theyll work together since both will head off to college next fall.

Josiah cant imagine a world without the pumpkin patch. Deja doesnt quite feel THAT strongly, but shell miss Josiah, and all the activity, and all of the great food.
Korrina  (OwlCrate)
Super cute, and a total celebration of all things fall. A little bit predictable but I didnt mind because it was just a lot of fun. Now I want pumpkin pie! ...more
This is the ultimate comfort graphic novel. So much love.
This is really cute. This is a short and sweet graphic novel about these two teens Josiah and Deja who are spending their last October working at the local pumpkin patch, where they have worked for the last few years. They are both leaving for college soon and won't be seeing each other again for quite some time, so we follow them on their last night at the Pumpkin Patch.

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
destiny ♡⚔♡ [howling libraries]
Well, this was freaking adorable. I've had a lot of mixed feelings on RR for a long time now so I almost didn't pick up this graphic novel, but the art style was so precious, I finally caved and grabbed a copy, and I ended up really enjoying it.

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
I need more Rainbow Rowell after this. So hopefully Ill 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 cant get enough.

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. Hicks art is amazing - warm and bright.

Put me right into a wonderful fall mood. Where are my smores? 😀😋
This was everything I expected it to be, and more. Two seasonal autumn friends spend their last Halloween working a pumpkin patch. Deja is bubbly, outgoing and everyones friend. Shes also bisexual, and seems to have dated everyone at work. Josiah is shy, meticulous and totally obsessed with the girl working at the Fudge stand. What follows is a crusade to get Josiah talking to Fudge girl while trying to navigate the Pumpkin Patchs many obstacles on the duos last night together.

Deja is
Jan 12, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
I want to read this right now.
Josiah and Deja have been working at the Pumpkin patch for their 3 years of high school. This is their last year as workers and there is excitement and sadness over understanding that.

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
Pumpkinheads was adorable. It made me long for fall. The story was so cute and the art work was amazing!

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
Lucy Powrie
Sep 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the CUTEST! The kind of graphic novel I really love, with beautiful, autumnal colouring and a story of friendship, pumpkins, and a runaway goat.

I know Ill be re-reading this lots. Rainbow Rowell and Faith Erin Hicks are a perfect match. Can I have the Christmas elves sequel, please?!
Oct 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was entirely lovely. I knew it would be, though. Rainbow Rowell is my favourite writer, Faith Erin Hicks is a fantastic artist, and the synopsis sounded exactly up my alley. Happily, this didn't disappoint.

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
Abbey Patrick
Oct 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
may ❀
this was insanely adorable and gave me all the feels and i want it as a full-length fluff novel
David Schaafsma
Super-duo combination Rainbow Rowell with illustrator Faith Hicks! Fall-themed, but not Halloween horror (unless you can count the grumpy goat or the occasional refs to ghosts).The story is set in a place where two high school seniors work, a fall Pumpkin Patch themed park in the Great Plains. White boy, black girl, different sizes, best friends, as she tried to help him finally speak to a girl he has been obsessed with. Just fun. Predictable ending, nothing really surprising throughout, but ...more
Amy Imogene Reads
I came out this perfect story with a FIERCE desire for pumpkins and fall treats.

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.

Artwork: ★★★★★
Plot: ★★★★★
Pacing: ★★★★★
Feels: ★★★★★

Pumpkinheads is the tale of two best
Rachel Reads Ravenously
4.5 stars!

If youre like me, and youre READY for all things fall, this book is the perfect seasonal overdose.

Taking place on Halloween, this book is about two season friends on their last night working together. Deja and Josiah are best friends during the fall, but tend to stay out of touch when they arent working together the rest of the year. Next year theyll be in college, so they decide to make the best of it and do all the things they never did in previous years.

Rowells subtle comedic
Olivia (Stories For Coffee)
This is probably the cutest graphic novel Ive read, ever. Autumn, romance, a cute chaotic character matched with a down to earth, rule following character ? Perfection ...more
its not fate that brings people together. its people!

oh goddddd, this was JUST what i needed! it was so cute, so adorable and i would die for deja. it was the perfect fall read and super atmospheric, which i loved! also, the friendship dynamics and employee interactions were so sweet. the artwork was very well done, too; rich and warm and just super cute overall. the graphic novel also has some pretty decent rep, which was nice to see. all in all, i had a really great time reading this and i
Frank-Intergalactic Bookdragon
"Friends don't let friends live small lives."

Reasons I am flailing over this.
-it cute af!!
-so much Fall appreciation!!!! This book deserves all the apples!!!
-characters who feel real and step off the page!
-I live for Deja and Josie's friendship!
-humor that although not laugh out loud funny, made me excessively smile while reading!
-the art style is adorabe!
-did I mention how cute and wholesome this is???

My only complaint is (view spoiler)
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Rainbow Rowell writes books. Sometimes she writes about adults (ATTACHMENTS and LANDLINE). Sometimes she writes about teenagers (ELEANOR & PARK, FANGIRL and THE SIMON SNOW BOOKS.). But she always writes about people who talk a lot. And people who feel like they're screwing up. And people who fall in love.

When she's not writing, Rainbow is reading comic books, planning Disney World trips and

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