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.
I’m so glad that I waited to pick this up. I bought this when I went to the NoVaTeen Book Festival. But I didn’t pick it up until today. I read this sitting in my backyard in the sunshine and it was perfect. This was the perfect book for summertime. Full of fun and love and lessons.
The main character, Ari, is such an unlikable little punk at the start of the story. But he makes mistakes and then learns from those mistakes.
Hector was the sweetest little bean and I loved him. I would have liked to learn more about him. I also mostly liked their friends. One was a jerk, but I think he was supposed to be unlikeable.
Overall, , I loved this. The characters were enjoyable. The art style was fun and beautiful. If you’re looking for the perfect graphic novel to read this summer. I have it right here for you. You don’t need to look any further.
Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.