#Pumpkinheads…by Rainbow Rowell and Illustrated by Faith Erin Hicks

Posted February 26, 2020 by Karen in Books, Reviews /

#Pumpkinheads…by Rainbow Rowell and Illustrated by Faith Erin HicksPumpkinheads

by: Rainbow Rowell, Faith Erin Hicks
Illustrator: Faith Erin Hicks
Published by:Macmillan Children's Books on September 5, 2019
Genres:Graphic Novel
Setting: Nebraska
Source: Publisher (via Goodreads)
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Rating:One StarOne StarOne StarOne StarHalf a Star

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 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?

*I received this book for free from the Publisher (via Goodreads) in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

‘You’re my best friend! You’re better than my winter-spring-summer friends.’


I am pretty new to graphic novels so when I won a copy of ‘Pumpkin Heads’ on GoodReads I was super excited. ‘Pumpkinheads’ is written by Rainbow Rowell and illustrated by Faith Erin Hicks. It tells the story of two friends who work at their local fall festival each year ( the story takes place during one shift). Since I love Rainbow Rowell, I love fall festivals, and I adore Autumn I was super excited about Pumpkinheads.


The illustrations were amazing. I particularly loved the map of the fall theme park. The colors were all in Autumn tones so they really set the scene well ( I could almost smell the pumpkin).


One of my favorite parts was learning about all the cool snacks that Deja ate around the park. I can’t wait to get my hands on a Frito Pie.


I also really loved the characters.  Deja seemed like one of those people everyone wants to be around. Josiah was a bit frustrating at times but still lovable. I loved that they were both drawn with imperfections instead of being perfect.


The storyline was very cute and simple while still being funny. With that said, a few times I was a little lost as to what was going on.  There were story panels with no dialog that I couldn’t quite understand.


‘Pumpkin Heads’ is a really great read. It brought back memories of the fun days I spent working in the Walt Disney World theme parks and the great friends I made. I recommend ‘Pumpkinheads’ for a light fun read.


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About Rainbow Rowell

Sometimes she writes about adults (Attachments and Landline). Sometimes she writes about teenagers (Eleanor & Park, Fangirl.) Sometimes — actually, a lot of the time — she writes about lovesick vampires and boys with dragon wings. (The Simon Snow series.)

Rainbow wrote her first graphic novel, Pumpkinheads, last fall. And she’s thrilled to be writing Marvel’s monthly Runaways comic, now in its third year.

She lives in Omaha, Nebraska.


About Karen

Karen is a native Orlandoian and still lives there with her family. She loves reading Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction ,’Chick Lit', YA, and Southern Fiction. Some of her favorite things are fuzzy animals, Bigalow tea, and air-conditioning.
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