Published by First Second on August 27, 2019
Genres: Young Adult Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels, General
This format is designed to be read on color devices and cannot be read on black-and-white e-readers. In Pumpkinheads, beloved #1 New York Times bestselling author Rainbow Rowell and Eisner Award–winning 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 place—and a person—with no regrets.
Deja and Josiah are seasonal best friends.
Every autumn, all through high school, they’ve worked together at the best pumpkin patch in the whole wide world. (Not many people know that the best pumpkin patch in the whole wide world is in Omaha, Nebraska, but it definitely is.) They say good-bye every Halloween, and they’re reunited every September 1.
But this Halloween is different—Josiah and Deja are finally seniors, and this is their last season at the pumpkin patch. Their last shift together. Their last good-bye.
Josiah’s ready to spend the whole night feeling melancholy about it. Deja isn’t ready to let him. She’s got a plan: What if—instead of moping and the usual slinging lima beans down at the Succotash Hut—they went out with a bang? They could see all the sights! Taste all the snacks! And Josiah could finally talk to that cute girl he’s been mooning over for three years . . .
What if their last shift was an adventure?
I’m back with yet another book review. I think it is safe to say that Matt has lead me down the graphic novel path and for the most part I am loving them and how quickly I can read them.
In case you haven’t figured it out yet this review is going to be about Pumpkinheads by Rainbow Rowell. I heard about this book last year when it came out because who else would write a book about a pumpkin patch. Thankfully though it is a graphic novel, so there are wonderful illustrations to go along with the storytelling.
As you read from the synopsis, this book takes place on the last night of the pumpkin patch and the last time that Josiah and Deja will be working together at the patch, since they will be going away to college next year. I loved the impulsiveness of Deja for wanting Josiah to finally talk to his crush and will do whatever it takes to make it happen. I love Josiah’s laidback attitude, even though he really wants to be able to talk to his crush. I won’t spoil the ending for you because it would be took easy and the book is far too cute for you not to read and fall in love with the ending. I also love the way the fanciful way the book weaves itself through the pumpkin patch. I can’t believe how big this pumpkin patch is in the book, well maybe it’s because I’m from Hawaii and the patches I have been too haven’t had that many attractions.
I would highly recommend this book especially in fall to give you all the fall, warm cozy vibes. I would love to see Rainbow Rowell do another graphic novel like this. I hope that you enjoyed this post and will continue to come back for more posts like this. Someday I will get back to writing real posts about my life.