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Bloom by Kevin Panetta
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Actual Rating: 3.5/5

"I would love to have something like that to be on a team with someone and to be better together than you could be alone."

Bloom is a cute graphic novel about Ari who is spending the summer after high school working in his family's bakery while dreaming of moving to the city with his band mates to pursue a career in music. However, after interviewing potential replacements, Ari meets Hector, and they strike up a friendship which forces Ari to re-evaluate how he feels about his family, his friends, and the bakery.

While I enjoyed the story and the art is gorgeous, this graphic novel was not quite what I was expecting. Ari isn't a particularly likable character for the bulk of the story - he's impatient, immature, and self-centered, but his arc is really lovely. And I loved the focus on the importance of family and finding your place.

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Reading Progress

January 29, 2019 – Shelved
January 29, 2019 – Shelved as: to-read
August 1, 2019 – Shelved as: physical-tbr
August 11, 2019 – Started Reading
August 11, 2019 – Shelved as: read-2019
August 11, 2019 – Finished Reading

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