í Bloom ☆ Download by ↠´ Kevin Panetta so so so sweet and soft I just want everyone on this planet to read this lovely queer graphic novel Is that too much to ask I have no idea though why this book was published in FEBRUARY because it is 100% a summer read and for a second there, after finishing it, I wondered if the snow outside had perhaps melted AS IF Regardless, it made me long for summer eventhan I already am and that s quite alright Summer means noschool, means exams are over, means summer trip if my passport ever arrives I feel all themotivated to get through this last month of classes if what awaits at the end of the dark tunnel is a beautiful light that will tan my skin But back to the story It follows Ari Aristotle who works at his family s bakery but all he really wants is to move in with his band and pursue his love of music That is, until he meets Hector, who reminds him that there is a l I don t know exactly what led me to read Bloom , the wonderful new graphic novel by Kevin Panetta and Savanna Ganucheau, especially considering that I had read exactly one graphic novel before this, and it didn t quite make an impact on me But something about this story of friendship, love, family, and baking captured my attention, and it has definitely piqued my interest in readinggraphic novels in the future. Ari s family owns a bakery that has fallen on hard times They re struggling to make ends meet, hoping they won t have to close Even though Ari loved baking with his father as a child, the last thing he wants to do now is spend his days slaving over hot ovens He isn t quite sure what he wants to do now that high school is over, although he and his friends are talking about trying to make it with their band But his parents need him to help them for as I plan on re reading and re reviewing this because the below review is absolute sh t I was having a really crummy day but then I decided to read my ARC of this It was so fun and easy to read A great story that took my emotions for a ride Thank you to First Second for providing me with an ARCBottom Line 5 Stars Yuri on Icing Age Recommendation 13 Occasional swearing, brief kiss Cover 3 5Plot 4 5Characters 5 5Goodreads Blog Twitch Pinterest Buy Reddit 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 pa
3. 5 starsI saw so many glowing reviews for this that I basically harrassed my library into buying a copy, but I m sad that my lasting impression of it is that is was just kinda average There were certainly things I loved about it like the character development and the setting at a bakery and the gorgeous art style and how Hector would call Ari out when he was being a baby or manipulative, but I thought the rest of the plot was just kinda typical Small town, summer, slow burn romance, family drama, a mistake that leads tofamily drama and a breakup, then they make up It felt pretty formulaic and stereotypical, so I was never really shocked or emotional at anything that happened Also, Ari irritated me for most of the book, even though I know he was purposefully characterized as sensitive and sort of passive Those moments were just frustrating for me, and I don t feel like we That was adorable I found this book very frustrating. Ostensibly this is a romance between two young men 18 or 19 Although nothing romantic really happens until about two thirds of the way through the book. What frustrated me is that Ari, the character who is working in his dad s bakery, is a selfish, self absorbed, whiny, immature, pouting little brat And I m supposed to think Hector falls in love with him When they finally kiss, I m like, NOoooooooooooooooooooooo Don t kiss him, Hector And that s bad That s not how you should feel when reading a romance You should think the two people falling in love are cute, good people, and deserve each other. Literally the only reason I can see for Hector loving or caring about Ari is because he thinks that Ari is handsome or has a good body That s it Full stop There s literally NOTHING attractive about this was so adorable if you re looking for two soft boys baking and falling in love, look no further Now That High School Is Over, Ari Is Dying To Move To The Big City With His Ultra Hip Band If He Can Just Persuade His Dad To Let Him Quit His Job At Their Struggling Family Bakery Though He Loved Working There As A Kid, Ari Cannot Fathom A Life Wasting Away Over Rising Dough And Hot Ovens But While Interviewing Candidates For His Replacement, Ari Meets Hector, An Easygoing Guy Who Loves Baking As Much As Ari Wants To Escape It As They Become Closer Over Batches Of Bread, Love Is Ready To Bloom That Is, If Ari Doesn T Ruin EverythingWriter Kevin Panetta And Artist Savanna Ganucheau Concoct A Delicious Recipe Of Intricately Illustrated Baking Scenes And Blushing Young Love, In Which The Choices We Make Can Have Terrible Consequences, But The People Who Love Us Can Help Us Grow
Kevin Panetta is a Washington, DC based comic book and graphic novel writer He has written licensed children s comics from Boom Studios His first creator owned series, Zodiac Starforce, debuted from Dark Horse Comics in August 2015.