Teen Reviews presents book reviews by teens in Mesa County. Don’t be surprised if you can’t find some of these books at the library or in stores: teens who attend Teen Readers Meetup on Wednesdays at 4:00 at the Central Library have access to books before they are officially published.
Panetta, Kevin. Bloom
Soft, sappy, and adorably romantic, this is one of those few gay romance stories in which the “gay” part isn’t a large focal point or something causing conflict. Ari and Hector are a sweet, adorable couple who’s romance is adorable to watch grow, and the setting is soft and believable. The focus on baking serves to make me hungry, and the inclusion of the recipe at the end is a lovely treat to help that. The art style draws you in and let’s you truly absorb the story, without being bogged down by to much description or dialogue.
Cas, Grade 12
5: Hard to imagine a better book
4: Better than most
2: Needs work
1: How did it ever get published?