Book Review: Pumpkinheads by Rainbow Rowell

What’s the Story?:

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?


Fall fun at it’s finest! I love this graphic novel written by Rainbow Rowell. It has all the festive fall vibes with pumpkins. The teen vibes are strong with this one. I adored Josiah and Deja and it was their sweet friendship that carried the whole story. I loved exploring different parts of the pumpkin patch with them and I wanted to eat everything that was described.

If you want a quick read that brings on the autumn vibes, this is your book!

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

One Reply to “Book Review: Pumpkinheads by Rainbow Rowell”

  1. I LOOOVED this adorable treasure by this awesome team! Met them both at SDCC. They are epic.

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