Bloom / written by Kevin Panetta ; artwork by Savanna Ganucheau.

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      First edition.
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      Summary: "Baked with love! Now that high school is over, Ari is dying to move to the big city with his ultra-hip band--if he can just persuade his dad to let him quit his job at their struggling family bakery. Though he loved working there as a kid, Ari cannot fathom a life wasting away over rising dough and hot ovens. But while interviewing candidates for his replacement, Ari meets Hector, an easygoing guy who loves baking as much as Ari wants to escape it. As they become closer over batches of bread, love is ready to bloom...that is, if Ari doesn't ruin everything."--Page [2] of cover.
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      PANETTA, K.; GANUCHEAU, S. Bloom. [s.l.] : First Second, 2019. Disponível em: . Acesso em: 18 ago. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Panetta K, Ganucheau S. Bloom. First Second; 2019. Accessed August 18, 2019.
    • APA:
      Panetta, K., & Ganucheau, S. (2019). Bloom. First Second. Retrieved from
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Panetta, Kevin, and Savanna Ganucheau. 2019. Bloom. First Second.
    • Harvard:
      Panetta, K. and Ganucheau, S. (2019) Bloom. First Second. Available at: (Accessed: 18 August 2019).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Panetta, K & Ganucheau, S 2019, Bloom, First Second, viewed 18 August 2019, .
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      Panetta, Kevin, and Savanna Ganucheau. Bloom. First Second, 2019. EBSCOhost,
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Panetta, Kevin, and Savanna Ganucheau. Bloom. First Second, 2019.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Panetta K, Ganucheau S. Bloom [Internet]. First Second; 2019 [cited 2019 Aug 18]. Available from:


Booklist Reviews 2019 January #1

Ari is sick of working at his dad's bakery, and he can't wait to get out of his dead-end beach town and move to the city with his band. He knows his dad will need help, though, so he tries to at least find a replacement before he leaves forever. Enter Hector, the adorable cooking-school dropout who's in town cleaning out his late grandma's house and is absolutely perfect for the job. Over baking, deliveries, and languorous summer fun, Hector and Ari get closer, and Ganucheau's perfectly languid artwork, rendered in arcing brushstrokes and a minimal palette, beautifully showcases the quiet, everyday moments that draw them together. Her montages of baking are particularly lovely—the panel edges in these scenes transform into soft, organic shapes accented with sentimental flourishes—and it's clear that she's paid careful attention to the motions and techniques of making bread and cakes. When disaster strikes and the future of the bakery is called into question, Ari has to face some hard truths about himself. A quiet, earnest romance with warmth and depth. Grades 9-12. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

PW Reviews 2018 October #5

Ari is excited to move to the city with his bandmates after high school, leaving his small East Coast beach town behind. His father needs help at their struggling family bakery, however, so Ari must find a replacement before he goes—enter Hector, who is taking time off after his first year of culinary school. The two bond over baking throughout the summer and even fall for each other, until an accident costs the family its bakery. A wedding montage, close-ups of family cookbooks and a beloved sourdough starter, along with scenes of people cooking alone, together, and for each other, combine into a loving meditation on the central role of food in relationships. Illustrator Ganucheau's black, white, and blue art is drawn in a simple, naturalistic style with manga-adjacent expressions that suit the story. While some of the supporting characters are thinly developed, a pleasantly diverse cast and realistically varied relationship dynamics from Panetta (Zodiac Starforce) offer a thoughtful look at how one grows into and out of relationships, with all the commensurate joy, awkwardness, and reconciliation that family and friends offer. Ages 14–up. Author's and illustrator's agent: Charlie Olsen, Inkwell Management. (Feb.)

Copyright 2018 Publishers Weekly.