A Graphic Novel

Graphic Novel - 2019
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"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? Beloved writer 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."--Amazon.com.
Publisher: [New York, NY]: First Second Books, 2019.
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2019
ISBN: 9781626721623
Characteristics: 224 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 22 cm
Alternative Title: Pumpkin heads : a graphic novel


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forbesrachel Oct 14, 2019

Rainbow Rowell and Faith Erin Hicks just fit as creators. Their "adorkable" characters capture hearts, and that is no less true for their first graphic novel collaboration, Pumpkinheads. Josie and Deja have worked side by side at the Succotash Hut for years. While their friendship has always been solid, they have both found themselves in a state of stasis, never getting anywhere with the relationships they have, or don't have. But now on the cusp of a great change, in their final year at the largest pumpkin patch fair, Deja decides to push Josie to do something he would have never done himself... speak to the girl he likes. As they traverse the grounds, effectively giving readers the full tour, they try to catch up to their moving target, and get waylaid. An amusing underlying story with a goat even follows them straight to the finale, where the two finally take a step forward. All the great character moments, and laughs, are just brilliantly timed, and illustrated. Take a lovely romp around the pumpkin patch in what will surely be a pick for YA graphic novel of the year.

Highly recommended! I loved the seasonal story, the artwork depicting characters with realistic looking bodies, and the diverse nature of the relationships and friendships portrayed in this graphic novel. Read it in the fall or anytime you need a little PSL (Pumpkin Spice Life).

AshleyF2008 Oct 12, 2019

I'm not much of a graphic novel reader, but this book was worth it. :)

VaughanPLAlison Oct 11, 2019

Pumpkinheads is an absolutely delightful, funny and thoughtful love letter to autumn and the people who love it, like me! And I so wish there was a pumpkin patch like DeKnock's, I would go in a heartbeat.

JCLTiffanyR Oct 07, 2019

An adorable, romantic romp with loads of autumn atmosphere!

ArapahoeKati Oct 07, 2019

If you want all the elements of autumn—pumpkins, corn mazes, tasty snacks, plaid shirts—this teen graphic novel has it all. A great message about friendship, growing up and the value of paying attention.

Chapel_Hill_MarthaW Oct 06, 2019

The most perfectly autumnal graphic novel ever, full stop. Read this if you want a cute romance, great artwork & dialogue working perfectly in tandem, and to get punched lovingly in the face with all the festive fall vibes (in the best possible way).

Sep 26, 2019

I loved this story so much!! Deja and Josiah are two friends who have been working together at the Pumpkin Patch for the past three years. This story takes place on their last night and lots a fun and shenanigans occur! A super adorable story that represents quintessential fall!

Chapel_Hill_MegM Sep 21, 2019

This story is so beautifully done. The characters all feel like they are fleshed out. I love the story between the two main characters. I love the idea of an epic last night quest! The sense of place for this pumpkin patch is also so well done. I feel like it's a place I can go to.

Overall, this is an amazing book and I don't want to spoil too much!

ArapahoeTiegan Sep 16, 2019

Super cute story about 2 teens who are working their last year at the Pumpkin Patch before they graduate and go to college. They spend their very last night going on an adventure through the Patch together and discover some unexpected things.

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