Bloom

Written by Kevin Panetta, Illustrated by Savanna Ganucheau

Bloom is a gorgeous graphic novel about young love and growing up in a small beach town in Maryland. Of particular interest are the uniquely styled “montage” smash cuts scattered throughout the book. The second half of the book moves much more swiftly than the first half (there is a lot of rumination and misunderstanding in the first half). Overall a solid addition to the pantheon of coming-of-age graphic novels which also happen to have LGBTQIA characters.

Review by Margaret Yau, School Technology Specialist, Lincoln Elementary
Rating: ★★★★✩ (4 stars)
Interest Level: Grades 6-10

Bloom
Written by Kevin Panetta, Illustrated by Savanna Ganucheau
First Second
351 pages
Release Date: February 12, 2019
ISBN: 9781250196910
A review copy was provided by the publisher.

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