Books Graphic Novel Reviews

Pumpkinheads by Rainbow Rowell

February 11, 2020
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*Insert heart eyes emoji*

Honestly, this graphic novel was just so cute and exactly what I wanted at the time. It was feel-good, wholesome and squee-inducing. I mean what more could you expect from Rainbow Rowell?

The story focuses on Deja and Josiah who have been best friends for years but only when they work at the seasonal pumpkin patch. They don't socialise with each other outside this time. Josiah is off to college this year which means it's his last time working at the patch and Deja is determined to make him talk to the girl that works on the fudge stall who he's had a crush on for years. They race around the patch going from stall to stall bunking off on their last night trying to catch up with her.

It's one of those graphic novels that you read and instantly want to read again. There's so much packed into it, discussions of friendship, how many kinds there are and worries about leaving home for the first time to name a few things covered.

Mainly I loved the friendship between Deja and Josiah and how it was displayed throughout this one night. Despite being 'seasonal friends' you can tell how deep their connection is. I adored the ending and would love another volume of this, perhaps with Josiah finding a job at college and Deja visiting.

I say again, squee-inducing.

INFO

Name: Pumpkinheads

Author: Rainbow Rowell

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

Pages: 224

ISBN: 9781785177057

Rating:  5/5

Have you read Pumpkinheads?

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Thank you for reading,

Katie x

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