Next February, First Second Books is releasing Bloom, a graphic novel by writer Kevin Panetta and illustrator/artist Savanna Ganucheau. This love story mixes the tumult of young love with the rigors and joys of baking.

In an interview with Mashable, Panetta stated, “[the story is] bit of a coming of age story. It takes place right after high school for the main character Ari, who works in his family’s bakery and wants to leave and forge his own path. And then his dad asks him to find a replacement. This guy that he finds, he then starts to develop a romantic relationship with. And it has baking in it — lots and lots of baking.”

Images: First Second Books

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4 Responses to “Read This! An Excerpt From the Coming-of-Age Graphic Novel ‘Bloom’”

  1. 3 May 2018 at 11:57 AM #

    This is great! But it’s “Savanna Ganucheau”!

    • 3 May 2018 at 1:34 PM #


  2. 4 May 2018 at 10:11 AM #

    I love this!

  3. 6 May 2018 at 8:00 AM #

    I’m hooked, thanks!

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