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I recently picked up Pumpkin Heads by Rainbow Rowell and Faith Erin Hicks and it was my first graphic novel of the year. To be very honest, I was suffering from a terrible reading slump and so I wanted to read something fun and not very intense. That is the reason why I decided to pick up Pumpkinheads, about which my bestie Gayatri had been raving about from the time she read it. and I really enjoyed it. It certainly helped me get over my slump. However, on that very note, it span over the time period of just a few hours. It is not a book with a lot of depth, so if that is what you are expecting it to be, you might be disappointed. I found it be a fun and flirty read. I love the LGBT representation it had. I love that it broke free of the generic stereotypes of boys and girls. Lastly, I was blown away by the amazing art. The predominant colours were that of orange, burnt ochre, and all the autumn colours, which made the book an art piece to feast on. I certainly enjoyed every bit of it. It was a 3.75 star read for me.
(I voluntarily reviewed a physical copy of the book on For The Love of Fictional Worlds)
I have recently been falling in love with graphic novels – and Pumpkin Heads is the latest addition to my favourites in this genre!
Pumpkin Heads was a hilarious adventurous romp of two ‘seasonal’ friends – Josiah and Deja; who only see each other at the pumpkin patch they work at each year during autumn. This year will be the last they ever work together, for they are no moving on to college!
This makes Josiah and Deja a little melancholic at the start of their shift, well mostly Josiah. But this time Deja finally decides that Josiah needs to get his act together and finally work up his courage to ask the girl he has been mooning over for years, out.
Now.. How will they ever do it with them actually do it; if they actually have to work at the post at Succotash Hut – so Deja finally convinces Josiah to abandon their post and go on an adventure throughout the Pumpkin Patch – eating s’mores, getting lost in the maze, trying to catch a thief – their whole adventure encompasses the whole Pumpkin Patch!
The adventure was full of hits and misses, a little bit of their background accompanied by beautiful illustrations that take your breath away! Though, just saying that there didn’t seem to be quite a romantic connection between Deja and Josiah – even if it was predictable where and how their last shift at Pumpkin Patch will end.
Pumpkin Heads a is a delightful adventure, perfect for those who not only enjoy graphic novels but also are hardcore fans of the autumn season!
IT'S OFFICIAL 🎄☃️ GRAPHIC NOVELS are my newest obsession💜😍 I read PUMPKIN HEADS a few days ago and it was adorable and stuffed to the brim with abundance of adventure✨
Reading Pumpkin Heads felt like revisiting and old place filled with glee and sweet memories. JOSIAH and DEJA as they spend their final day on the PUMPKIN PATCH boards on their journey to revisit all their favorite places around the patch along with Josiah at long last gathering up courage to talk to his crush😉 ✨ What succeeds is a fun journey of the two "seasonal best-friends" as they maneuver all the obstacles that comes along their way in the company of each other👏 ✨ The illustrations are "just one word" PERFECT and I couldn't stop myself from hovering at each page a minute too long😍 ✨ The story ties up beautifully and it makes us realise how blissful it is to LIVE IN THE MOMENT✨☺️ ✨ The heartwarming friendship, the essence of fall was beautifully captured and I adored the book wholeheartedly🍁✨ Thank you @panmacmillanindia for the book🍂🌟 Read as a part of #panmacindiayareadathon
Pumpkinheads is a stinkin cute graphic novel by Rainbow Rowell. It is illustrated by Faith Erin Hicks. This one is a perfect fall read but I read it during the winters which is alright because it still gave me all the autumn feels. That's the magic of it!! 🎃 Deja and Josiah are close friends with a twist- they only interact during the fall season because they work together in a Pumpkin Patch. However, this doesn't affect their friendship at all- they love, care and encourage each other. They're to start their college time and its their last night of working together at the patch. 🎃 Josiah has a hopeless crush on a girl who works in the Fudge Shop and Deja is on a mission to get him to finally talk to that girl. Their adventure is absolutely a delight to read about and the book is simply engrossing. 🎃 The illustrations and detailing is amazing. I just admired them throughout my reading and I simply loved the work. I have never been to such places and looking at the illustrations just made me want to visit them at least once in my lifetime. 🎃 The ending of the book is a little predictable but still it is one hell of a book. Although Deja and Josiah have a totally opposite nature, they support each other and have a true friendship. I also liked the fact that there is body positivity and diversity in the book. To sum up, this is a marvellous book and everyone should read it. It's short, fun and sweet!