Pumpkinheads
Deja and Josiah are seasonal best friends.Every autumn, all through high school, they’ve worked together at the best pumpkin patch in the whole wide world. (Not many people know that the best pumpkin patch in the whole wide world is in Omaha, Nebraska, but it definitely is.) They say good-bye every Halloween, and they’re reunited every September 1.But this Halloween is different—Josiah and Deja are finally seniors, and this is their last season at the pumpkin patch. Their last shift together. Their last good-bye.Josiah’s ready to spend the whole night feeling melancholy about it. Deja isn’t ready to let him. She’s got a plan: What if—instead of moping and the usual slinging lima beans down at the Succotash Hut—they went out with a bang? They could see all the sights! Taste all the snacks! And Josiah could finally talk to that cute girl he’s been mooning over for three years . . .What if their last shift was an adventure?

Pumpkinheads Details

TitlePumpkinheads
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseAug 27th, 2019
PublisherFirst Second
ISBN-139781250312853
Rating
GenreSequential Art, Graphic Novels, Young Adult, Contemporary, Comics, Romance

Pumpkinheads Review

  • emma
    January 1, 1970
    i read this book, and then i took a day, and then i read it again.do i want to read it again already? naturally.---------------i'm reading it again.yes, it's been 2 days.---------------I LOVE THIS BOOK AND I WANT TO LIVE INSIDE IT.but i will settle for rereading it immediately.---------------trying this new thing called "optimism" where i'm excited for this book and believe i'm going to like itso we'll see how this goes.---------------I AM READY FOR FALL AND I AM READY FOR THIS BOOK
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  • Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
    January 1, 1970
    I loved it so much!! A cute story and they work at The Pumpkin Patch! This place is a dream come true!! 🎃Happy Reading!! Mel 🖤🐶🐺🐾
  • April (Aprilius Maximus)
    January 1, 1970
    A GRAPHIC NOVEL COLLAB WITH RAINBOW ROWELL?
  • Nick
    January 1, 1970
    I want to read this right now.
  • Simone
    January 1, 1970
    This was entirely lovely. I knew it would be, though. Rainbow Rowell is my favourite writer, Faith Erin Hicks is a fantastic artist, and the synopsis sounded exactly up my alley. Happily, this didn't disappoint.First of all, the atmosphere of the pumpkin patch and the Halloween season really came through. Faith's art was gorgeous and exactly right for this story. Pumpkin patches aren't a thing in the Netherlands and we barely celebrate Halloween, but reading this really made me want to experienc This was entirely lovely. I knew it would be, though. Rainbow Rowell is my favourite writer, Faith Erin Hicks is a fantastic artist, and the synopsis sounded exactly up my alley. Happily, this didn't disappoint.First of all, the atmosphere of the pumpkin patch and the Halloween season really came through. Faith's art was gorgeous and exactly right for this story. Pumpkin patches aren't a thing in the Netherlands and we barely celebrate Halloween, but reading this really made me want to experience them the way these characters do. I loved all the different parts of the park and the visitors (view spoiler)[pretty sure I spotted both Faith and Rainbow hanging around! (hide spoiler)] and the brilliant signs everywhere. It felt like an entire world I'd love to spend more time in.And then there was Deja and Josiah's story. They were great characters, very distinct and very lovable. It was their last night working at the pumpkin patch they love and I felt the sadness of that ending a lot more than I was expecting. But they spend the evening having an adventure and experiencing the patch in a way they haven't before. There were snacks and shenanigans and a quest and of course nothing went as expected. (view spoiler)[The goat running free just out of sight of Deja and Josiah was a really nice touch. Especially when he got that little piece of shit kid at the end. Serves him right for stealing Deja's snacks. (hide spoiler)] There was silliness but also some more thoughtful and emotional conversations and I was right there with the characters for those. Of course, Rainbow is always good at that, but the way Faith can show the subtleties of emotion in her art is amazing and that made everything so much more real. Altogether there was a lot of fun and a lot of hope for a happy future. (view spoiler)[By the end, I wasn't sure whether Deja and Josiah would end up together romantically and honestly? I would have been okay either way. I mean, I loved them together and their kiss was perfect, but if they'd ended up being all-year best friends without the romance, that would have still been great. I just wanted these characters to stay in each other's lives, because they match each other far too well to loose touch just because they don't work together anymore. (hide spoiler)]Also, Deja has dated both guys and girls! It was treated like such a natural and normal thing, it was really nice! :D----------------------------------Faith has been sharing some art from this on twitter and yesI don't think I've ever updated a review this much before it's even released, but I'm really excited about this one!----------------------------------Finally a title and synopsis! It sounds really adorable. Really, though, that's to be expected from Rainbow and Faith. Can't wait!!!!!----------------------------------In an interview in October, Rainbow gave us this bit of information:"I can tell you that it’s a hidden world story. Young adult."Sounds good. :)----------------------------------I saw this on Rainbow's blog, and it got me really curious. I've never really read graphic novels, but I've always wanted to. This seems like a great place to start, seeing as Rainbow Rowell is one of my favourite authors. :)
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  • Christy
    January 1, 1970
    Pumpkinheads was adorable. It made me long for fall. The story was so cute and the art work was amazing! I was lucky enough to meet Rainbow Rowell and Faith Erin Hicks at my local bookstore on release day and they were amazing. I loved hearing about the inspiration for this story and getting my special edition 'Fangirl' and 'Eleanor and Park' signed was just the cherry on top.Deja was the best character and I loved Josie as well. Also, I'm hungry now for some fall inspired food! Highly recommend Pumpkinheads was adorable. It made me long for fall. The story was so cute and the art work was amazing! I was lucky enough to meet Rainbow Rowell and Faith Erin Hicks at my local bookstore on release day and they were amazing. I loved hearing about the inspiration for this story and getting my special edition 'Fangirl' and 'Eleanor and Park' signed was just the cherry on top.Deja was the best character and I loved Josie as well. Also, I'm hungry now for some fall inspired food! Highly recommended if you're in the mood for a sweet fall graphic novel. *photo from signing at Joseph-Beth Booksellers in Cincinnati, August 28th 2019*
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  • Tatiana
    January 1, 1970
    What a DELIGHT!A quintessential autumn read. Take a stroll through a fall-themed amusement park filled with hay rides, corn mazes, pumpkins and pies and watch two friends maybe become something more. Hick’s art is amazing - warm and bright. Put me right into a wonderful fall mood. Where are my s’mores? 😀😋
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  • destiny ♡⚔♡ [howling libraries]
    January 1, 1970
    I was given an eARC of this by the publisher in exchange for an honest review, which was super exciting(!), but at the time they sent it, nowhere in the description did it explain it was only an excerpt, otherwise I wouldn't have bothered... Anyways, I got to read the first 18 pages (half of which was filler material), so I can't give it an actual "review", but I will say the art was cute. Pretty sure I won't be bothering with First Second's eARCs much anymore, though, between this and the last I was given an eARC of this by the publisher in exchange for an honest review, which was super exciting(!), but at the time they sent it, nowhere in the description did it explain it was only an excerpt, otherwise I wouldn't have bothered... Anyways, I got to read the first 18 pages (half of which was filler material), so I can't give it an actual "review", but I will say the art was cute. Pretty sure I won't be bothering with First Second's eARCs much anymore, though, between this and the last few eARCs I've gotten from them being unreadable...
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  • Abbey Patrick
    January 1, 1970
    SCREAMS IN YANKEE CANDLE.
  • Mafi
    January 1, 1970
    Rainbow Rowell + Graphic novel? = SOLD.
  • Lauren Lanzilotta
    January 1, 1970
    3.5 sweet stars 🎃Rainbow Rowell can do no wrong with light hearted romances. This was just as cute- if not more so than I expected.Deja and Josiah are in their senior year of high school, and it’s their last October working at the pumpkin patch before they’re off to college. Deja is determined to help Josiah talk to the girl he likes before Halloween is over, and make the most of the night.The art in Pumpkinheads was gorgeous, I loved Fath Eric Hicks’ use of warm colours. Between the story and i 3.5 sweet stars 🎃Rainbow Rowell can do no wrong with light hearted romances. This was just as cute- if not more so than I expected.Deja and Josiah are in their senior year of high school, and it’s their last October working at the pumpkin patch before they’re off to college. Deja is determined to help Josiah talk to the girl he likes before Halloween is over, and make the most of the night.The art in Pumpkinheads was gorgeous, I loved Fath Eric Hicks’ use of warm colours. Between the story and imagery, I was really feeling the crisp fall atmosphere.Halloween couldn’t come any quicker.Despite the sweetness that I was living for, I wanted a bit more plot than what was delivered. It was really simple, something anyone could have thought up. I wish that there was a little more to anticipate event-wise, though that doesn’t take away from the fact that I was loving the romance.This was such a cute fall read, definitely one you’ll love indulging yourself in.
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  • Liv (Stories For Coffee)
    January 1, 1970
    This is probably the cutest graphic novel I’ve read, ever. Autumn, romance, a cute chaotic character matched with a down to earth, rule following character ? Perfection
  • Frank-Intergalactic Bookdragon
    January 1, 1970
    Me: I haven't read a Rainbow Rowell book yet so I'm not going to add too many of her books to my tbr until I've read Fangirl to see if I like her style.This book: I am a fall themed graphic novel!Me: *stops eating my apple to look at it*drops apple cider in surprise*throws on a Harry Potter scarf*runs through a pile of leaves*jumps over pumpkins*speeds my way through a corn maze*breaks down Barnes & Noble's doors*Me: dID SoMEONE SAY fAlL THeMed GrAPHIC NoVEl!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Cashier: . . .M Me: I haven't read a Rainbow Rowell book yet so I'm not going to add too many of her books to my tbr until I've read Fangirl to see if I like her style.This book: I am a fall themed graphic novel!Me: *stops eating my apple to look at it*drops apple cider in surprise*throws on a Harry Potter scarf*runs through a pile of leaves*jumps over pumpkins*speeds my way through a corn maze*breaks down Barnes & Noble's doors*Me: dID SoMEONE SAY fAlL THeMed GrAPHIC NoVEl!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Cashier: . . .Me: I'LL ORDER TWENTY COPIES PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!
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  • ↠ dan ↞
    January 1, 1970
    THIS WAS SO CUTEEEE PLS I LOVE THEM
  • Rachel Reads Ravenously
    January 1, 1970
    4.5 stars! If you’re like me, and you’re READY for all things fall, this book is the perfect seasonal overdose.Taking place on Halloween, this book is about two season friends on their last night working together. Deja and Josiah are best friends during the fall, but tend to stay out of touch when they aren’t working together the rest of the year. Next year they’ll be in college, so they decide to make the best of it and do all the things they never did in previous years.Rowell’s subtle comedic 4.5 stars! If you’re like me, and you’re READY for all things fall, this book is the perfect seasonal overdose.Taking place on Halloween, this book is about two season friends on their last night working together. Deja and Josiah are best friends during the fall, but tend to stay out of touch when they aren’t working together the rest of the year. Next year they’ll be in college, so they decide to make the best of it and do all the things they never did in previous years.Rowell’s subtle comedic touch was one of my favorite parts of this book. There were moments she snuck in that had me chuckling out loud while reading this book. I’m the person at work who once September rolled around, decorated her desk and changed her ID lanyard to Halloween theme, so this book was exactly what I needed at exactly the right time.
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  • Jes Reads
    January 1, 1970
    Very cute!
  • Jerrie (redwritinghood)
    January 1, 1970
    Absolutely adorable and perfect to put you in a fall mood. Two best friends spend their final night, Halloween night, working at a pumpkin patch theme park. As high school seniors, they’ll be going off to college next fall and will miss the autumn-themed park and all their friends. As they take chances and explore, they learn a lot about themselves and their friendship. A little cliche at times, but otherwise a charming story as always from Rowell and wonderful art from Hicks.
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  • Brianna
    January 1, 1970
    This was so cute and happy!! A new fave
  • Farah ファラ
    January 1, 1970
    Perfect:D
  • kippen (uponthepages)
    January 1, 1970
    I absolutely LOVED this. The illustrations are so fitting and gorgeous!! I’m going to do a mini review for this book on my blog soon.I highly recommend though. 🎃 🧡
  • Olivia & Lori (The Candid Cover)
    January 1, 1970
    Sept. 5/194.5 StarsReview to come!-----------------------------------------------------------------------------Chapter Sampler Review:I really enjoy a Halloween-themed book. From the 18-page preview that I was invited to read on Netgalley, I am excited for more. The artwork is amazing.
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  • Ashley
    January 1, 1970
    Short and sweet :) I really want to go to an effing pumpkin patch now. Full review later.[4.5 stars[
  • Mara
    January 1, 1970
    Short but sweet albeit with too little plot for my taste. Perfect for anyone who loves Halloween and is ready for fall though!
  • Erica
    January 1, 1970
    Arrgghh!I have so many competing opinions on this! I feel like Homer Simpson in the Gremlins shop buying Bart a cursed Krusty doll and getting a free Frogurt.For starters, this graphic novel is adorable.That's good!And it takes place on Halloween, which you may or may not know is my mostbestfavorite day of the year.Also good!But even though I understood this was a Rainbow Rowell Production, I honestly hoped it would highlight best-friendship between a gal and a guy. And I tried really hard to ig Arrgghh!I have so many competing opinions on this! I feel like Homer Simpson in the Gremlins shop buying Bart a cursed Krusty doll and getting a free Frogurt.For starters, this graphic novel is adorable.That's good!And it takes place on Halloween, which you may or may not know is my mostbestfavorite day of the year.Also good!But even though I understood this was a Rainbow Rowell Production, I honestly hoped it would highlight best-friendship between a gal and a guy. And I tried really hard to ignore the clues that told me otherwise. I was let down.That's bad.But even if it had been about opposite sexes being BFFs, at first it seemed that the only reason that could happen was because one of them was gay and I hate that trope so much because it only reinforces the whole Men and Women Can't Be Friends Because Sex thing. That's bad. (But I was wrong about that anyway)But representation! Diversity! My privileged self so wants to live in a world that works like this.That's good!But white people doing a black MC (Cue Ellen Oh.)That's bad.But Faith Erin Hicks is soooo gooood! I could feel my scarf and jacket, my leggings tucked into boots, my PSL (I don't actually drink those and I am on an anti-pumpkin spice tear because it's not PUMPKIN SPICE, GODAMMIT!)...anyway, the images evoked a perfect Halloween night at the pumpkin patch and, boy howdy, what a pumpkin patch!That's good!But it was the last night of the pumpkin patch and it was so busy and there was a shirking of duties and minimal helping outing!That's bad!!But a quest! With food-related side-quests! In the name of friendship and love!That's good!But then it was actually about romance and the way that came about angered me because I am so tired of that damn story.That's bad.So...I don't know.I was equally delighted and pissed off by this short graphic novel about a Halloween night in which two friends ditch their pumpkin patch jobs to hunt down one of the friend's three-year-long crush while a bunch of little side things happen at the same time.If you want to start fall off right, read this.If you're tired of romance tropes, white people doing white people shit, and are bitter that there are so very few stories about males and females having honest friendships, then steer clear.Or, if you answered yes to both of those, do what I did and read it and be conflicted.
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  • Gaby
    January 1, 1970
    Just when you thought Rainbow Rowell couldn't out-cute herself more than she already has, she comes along and gives you Pumpkinheads. IT'S JUST SO UNBELIEVABLE ADORABLE. Deja and Josiah are perfect humans and the pumpkin patch is the most perfect place in the world. And then there's Faith Erin Hicks's art, which puts it over the top. So good. SO. GOOD. I will be reading this one at least 3 times every Sept/Oct for the foreseeable future, thank you and goodbye.
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  • Rian *fire and books*
    January 1, 1970
    Tbh I can’t give a real review of this. On both netgalley and edelweiss you’re only able to preview 18 pages and that isn’t enough for a review. It is, a best, a taste. What I saw has a super cute art style and so far an entertaining story. We’ll see if they ever publish a real arc...
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  • Cat
    January 1, 1970
    It's cute, I guess...? But the "plot" is really, really simple and can be summed up in two sentences. Don't worry, I won't do that, no spoilers.Cute settings, cute characters, cute drawings, everything's cute. But that's not enough for me, definitely. :(
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  • Josh Talks Books
    January 1, 1970
    Rating:5/5As always, Rainbow Rowell doesn't fail to blow me away by her quirky and adorable writing, and it pairs perfectly with Faith Erin Hicks' illustrations, so that you get a story that is told using both images and words, but twice the emotion. This is literally the perfect fall story, and the story, setting, and characters are written just as vibrantly as the pictures make them. Inside, my heart is full and I will definitely be rereading Pumpkinheads come October!
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  • Angela Magic Art
    January 1, 1970
    Super cute, and sweet. The Fall/Halloween vibes were the best. The whole setting was a super aesthetic read. The plot was very simple, but enjoyable. The message was good too, about not waiting, just going out and putting yourself out there. Taking charge of your fate. I thought that was nice. I loved the characters and the art. Just an all around enjoyable read. 🎃
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  • JW
    January 1, 1970
    This was a super sweet slice of life story about two best friends who work together at the Pumpkin Patch every Autumn but whose life are about to change as they take off for college. The events of the story all take place over one night, and the end left me smiling and satisfied.
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