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Bloom by Kevin Panetta
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really liked it
bookshelves: graphic-novel, read-2019

I just want all the soft queer baking stories of ever. This was such a ME graphic novel, set in a bakery in a quiet seaside town. Ari was a totally rumpled disaster, sensitive and explosive, while Hector was a solid and quiet force who loved baking and giving second chances. They meshed so well together, like the intense cuteness leveless were just 🙌🏻 I also loved how Ari's family was Greek and there was loving family culture in there too.

I did so feel for Ari, with the whole "I wanna do something but I don't know what it is" and that franticness to leave home and pursue music and just BE EVERYTHING. Except it's not making him happy, it's making him so sad. I think he might've had depression to be honest? One of the only downsides I found while reading was: I didn't really understand why/what Ari was thinking. And there were some hug gaps (like especially at the end, where a few months past) and I'm like ??? but what happened in there. I need more context!

Overall, I solidly loved it. It is just here to make you feel like eating not one bread, but all the bread and would make the absolute cutest ever movie romcom too. The art was the besst. Ari's adorable adorkable face! (Also I'm really glad Hector drew boundaries so often in his life? That was so important and something I don't see discussed in YA very much! Go Hector!)
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Reading Progress

August 11, 2018 – Shelved
August 11, 2018 – Shelved as: to-read
June 1, 2019 – Started Reading
June 1, 2019 – Shelved as: graphic-novel
June 1, 2019 – Shelved as: read-2019
June 1, 2019 – Finished Reading

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Carmen Great review!

message 2: by Maria (new)

Maria if u havent read check please! #Hockey, then u need to

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