Pumpkinheads

Rainbow Rowell, Faith Erin Hicks

fiction Contemporary Graphic Novel Romance Young Adult
lighthearted relaxing fast-paced

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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?

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Moods

lighthearted 98%
funny 61%
relaxing 36%
hopeful 28%
adventurous 25%
inspiring 7%
emotional 5%
reflective 2%

Pace

fast 80%
medium 17%
slow 2%

Strong character development?

Yes: 47% | No: 34% | It's complicated: 12% | N/A: 5%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 94% | No: 3% | It's complicated: 2%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 96% | No: 2% | It's complicated: 0%

Flaws of characters centre-stage?

Yes: 49% | No: 29% | N/A: 11% | It's complicated: 9%

Average rating

4.04
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