Bloom by Kevin Panetta

Bloom

My rating: 1 of 5 stars


Disclaimer: I received this book as an ARC from the publisher and in return am reviewing it honestly.

Bloom by Kevin Panetta is not a book I would ever choose to read on my own; it is a LGBTQ oriented graphic novel. The story follows Ari, a teenager who is trying to transition into adulthood but doesn’t know what he wants in life. His family owns a bakery and has hopes he will continue the business but Ari dreams of being part of a band. In comes Hector, an understanding guy whose passion is baking but he always seems to be in the wrong place at the wrong time.

I found Ari’s character to be annoying. He is just a sullen teenager and his lack of a enthusiasm and never doing the right thing get old quickly. Hector, his love interest, seems too perfect and you wonder why he would even like Ari. Furthermore, the dialog is cliche and uninteresting. The only thing I enjoyed about the book, even a little, was the artwork. It’s done in blue-scale and is visually appealing.

I would not recommend this book.



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