Bloom

Bloom

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 easygo 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 hi...

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Title:Bloom
Author:Kevin Panetta
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Genres:Sequential Art
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:368 pages pages

Bloom Reviews

  • Sahitya
    Mar 06, 2019
    A solid 3.5. Very cute story. Lots of baking which made me really hungry. Ari can be clueless but he and Hector together are adorable. ...
  • Vitor Martins
    Feb 08, 2019
    Um quadrinho lindo e extremamente sensvel sobre se apaixonar, compartilhar pequenas intimidades e decidir as prioridades da sua vida. Ari e Hector se conectam de uma forma muito bonita e isso fica muito evidente nos dilogos e nos detalhes da arte. As flores que ~desabrocham~ confor...
  • Mehsi
    Mar 15, 2019
    Baking and cute guys (well Hector mostly). I have been meaning to read this graphic novel since way before it came out, I am a big fan of Savanna Ganucheau's art, and a whole book of it? Sign me up so so many times. I have been meaning to write a review for ages, but the words ...
  • Len Evans Jr
    Mar 15, 2019
    This is the first graphic romance novel that I have every read and although it was a bit weird reading it at times I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed it. The artwork for it was outstanding and really added a lot to the read. The story was sweet and totally adorable. Loved it a lot! ...
  • Marie
    Jan 13, 2019
    Soft boys and baked goods, this book was so heartwarming, I loved it! <3 Full review coming soon! Thank you to MacMillan International for the e-ARC of this book and to JM @ Book Freak Revelations for inviting me along for the Bloom Blog Tour. This did not, in any way, influenc...
  • TheYALibrarian
    Jan 29, 2019
    Rating 3 Stars Pros: -The art style is cartoony and adorable. -The monochromatic blue pallet was interesting and worked well. -The world doesn't deserve Hector he's so pure and wonderful. Cons: -Ari is a whiny little brat that I couldn't stand. -Ari's friends are dicks to He...
  • Kate (Reading Through Infinity)
    Jan 29, 2019
    4.5 stars Read my full review and blog tour post here: https://readingthroughinfinity.com/20... Thanks to Macmillan International and First Second books for gifting me this in exchange for an honest review. Bloom centres around Ari, a queer teen of Greek descent, and Hector, a b...
  • anna (readingpeaches)
    Jan 10, 2019
    Blog | Twitter|Instagram| Bloglovin | Reads Rainbow I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Ari is Greek and his parents own a bakery, where he helps out. But his real dream is to finish school and move to Baltimore with his friends ...
  • Kyle
    Feb 14, 2019
    Actual rating: 2.75 I really dug the muted colors? all blends of blue/blue-grays/blue-greens/black & white. Oftentimes, simple coloring is necessary, and it worked well here. The art itself wasn?t overly-detailed, either. I noticed some of the production sketches in the back...
  • Madalyn (Novel Ink)
    Mar 29, 2019
    so so so sweet and soft!!! ...
  • Flora ❀
    Mar 31, 2019
    Cute boys ... in a cute bakery ... during the summer ... what else do you need in life? maybe air but that's it. this is all you need! ...
  • Jes Reads
    Mar 24, 2019
    I've heard some mixed reviews on this one, but I really enjoyed it. I loved Ari as a main character even when he was a bit whiny. I thought it was realistic to his age. loved the inclusion of a male male romance AND that it was organic and not forced. ...
  • Lola
    Mar 08, 2019
    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...
  • Christy
    Jan 31, 2019
    Oh, my gosh. This book was adorable with just the right amount of angst to keep me invested right through the end. Ari has been told his whole life that some day he will take over his family bakery. This is not the life he wants. Enter Hector, the cute boy who bake like there?...
  • Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)
    Apr 01, 2019
    I am such a sucker for soft, queer boys. MY HEART. ...
  • Riley
    Jan 30, 2019
    this was so adorable!! if you're looking for two soft boys baking and falling in love, look no further! ...
  • ANNA
    Feb 21, 2019
    we love boys who explore tender masculinity and sexualities !!!! ok but wow, reading Bloom was like receiving a warm hug. the artwork w/ the teal color palette was so beautiful. i adored the wide panels of the beach and the boys baking in the bakery... like! my heart! the boys were ver...
  • Emma
    Apr 06, 2019
    A cute graphic novel with two soft boys who like to bake, what more could I ask for? Plus it's all in blue tones and it's the nicest thing ever. I'm totally biased because blue is my favourite colour, but who cares? This story was really sweet. I liked all the baking they did and I'l...
  • Romie
    Feb 07, 2019
    that was absolutely adorable! I'm so glad I got to buddy read this with my friend Laura because we were both in a cute mood and it was perfection! I loved how baking is such an important part of this graphic novel, you can see how much it means to both characters and how baking shaped ...
  • Dylan
    Oct 09, 2018
    4.5 stars. This was ADORABLE, had amazing art, some really well written parts, and I LOVED that it discussed not knowing what you want to do with your life post high school-which is so important as a huge amount of teens have the same inner struggles. 4.5 stars from me though bec...
  • ↠ dan ↞
    Mar 02, 2019
    AWWWW Y'ALL !!! this book is the epitome of soft. i love two (2) bakery boyfriends ...
  • Sofia
    Feb 03, 2019
    This was such a wholesome read. I adored the art style - the monochromatic blue color scheme worked so well. There were so many baking montage pages that were GORGEOUS and just so peaceful to read. My only criticism for this book was that I wasn't a huge fan of the protagonist. The lov...
  • Julie Zantopoulos
    Feb 11, 2019
    I got this as an arc and the file was corrupt and unreadable but I was able to get about 65 pages into it and was intrigued enough to purchase a finished copy and I'm glad I did. It was a sweet story about Ari who doesn't want his life to consist of his parent's bakery and Hector who o...
  • Lauren
    Apr 12, 2019
    Ah, this graphic novel was simply PERFECT! <3 Talk about soft and pure boys! RTC ...
  • julia ♥
    Apr 19, 2019
    I'VE WANTED TO READ THIS FOR SO LONG AND IT FULFILLED ALL MY EXPECTATIONS I LOVED THIS IN ALL ITS FLUFFY GLORY! Review to come, 5/5. ...
  • •°• gabs •°•
    Feb 19, 2019
    THIS WAS SO GOOD AND SOFT AND CUTE AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH ...
  • Lance
    Feb 10, 2019
    4.5 Stars. That was just... just so wholesome. Just what I needed. Bloom is one of those graphic novels that you just love because of how soft and sweet it is. It definitely acts as a palate cleanser that contains some of the best tropes: firework viewing, star gazing, soft boys...
  • yvee
    Feb 27, 2019
    this was adorable!! ...
  • Tucker (TuckerTheReader)
    Jan 20, 2019
    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 ARC |blog| Buy this Book Bottom Line: 5 Stars: Yuri on Icing ? Age...
  • Truebluedah ♪
    Jan 31, 2019
    Oh my gosh! I can?t even describe with words how good this book is! I love graphic novels, but this is a new high for them! I have never enjoyed a story as much as this one! It was funny, sweet, sad, and heartwarming all in one powerful picturesque book! I loved the draw...