Updated: Jul 14, 2021
Rating - ⭐⭐⭐
"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.
Writer Kevin Panetta and artist Savanna Ganucheau concoct a delicious recipe of intricately illustrated baking scenes and blushing young love, in which the choices we make can have terrible consequences, but the people who love us can help us grow."
Bloom is a LGBTQ+ contemporary graphic novel by Kevin Panetta and Savanna Ganucheau.
This just wasn't what I wanted this to be. It just didn't hit me hard.
I like the bakery aspect but don't really like the relationships. Hector is a sweet cinnamon roll but Ari isn't the best ever (even though I get that he isn't supposed to be).
I don't think it is a sign of a good relationship when Ari gets upset and claims that Hector is leaving him when he is just leaving town for a few days to visit his friends. This is also after only knowing each other for a short period of time.