Illustrator: Savanna Ganucheau
Now that high school is over, Ari is dying to move to the big city with his ultra-hip band, if he can just convince his dad to let him quit their struggling family bakery. Though he loved working there as a kid, Ari cannot fathom a life wasting away his days over rising doughs and hot ovens. But in the midst of interviewing candidates for his replacement, Ari meets Hector, an easy-going guy who loves baking as much as Ari wants to escape it. As they become closer over batches of breads, love begins to bloom . . . that is, if Ari doesn’t ruin everything.
Two-color illustrations rendered in Photoshop.
JLG Release: Apr 2019
Awards & Honors
2019 Goodreads Choice Award Nominee
Praise & Reviews
Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:
Kirkus Reviews*, Booklist, Publishers Weekly
8 1/2" x 6"
Scholastic Reading CountsN/A
Potentially Sensitive Areas
Language: Strong Language, Sexual Content: Strong Sexual Content/Themes
Bakeries and baking, Romance, Family life, Inner turmoil, Coming of age stories, Bands, Friendship, LGBTQ, Graphic novels,