Saturday, June 22, 2019

Bloom by Kevin Panetta and Savanna Ganucheau - AVERAGE

Bloom by Kevin Panetta, illustrated by Savanna Ganucheau. 353 pages. GRAPHIC NOVEL, First Second (Macmillan), 2019. $17.99

Language: PG13 (25 swears, 0 “f”); Mature Content: PG; Violence: PG



Ari doesn’t know what he wants to do, but he knows that he absolutely does not want to work for the family bakery. Before Ari moves away, though, he has to find someone to replace him. Hector apples for the position, and things change for Ari—and deciding what he wants his future to look like becomes even harder.

Ari’s story is about choosing the friends that don’t tear you down, apologizing when you are wrong, and finding happiness in the life you have now. The writing was good, and I enjoyed reading the book and seeing Ari grow, but the best parts of Bloom are the pictures. Savanna Ganucheau did an amazing job with the illustrations.

Reviewer: Carolina Herdegen

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