Pumpkinheads by Rainbow Rowell


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 se...

Details Pumpkinheads

Release DateAug 27th, 2019
PublisherFirst Second
GenreSequential Art, Graphic Novels, Young Adult, Romance, Contemporary, Comics

Reviews Pumpkinheads

  • Emily May
    This is such a sweet, fun book. Perfect for autumn!Two friends - Deja and Josiah - who only see each other at the pumpkin patch where they work during autumn, are working their last shift together. But, this time, they decide to change things up. They abandon their post at the Succotash Hut and go on an adventure around the pumpkin patch, eating s'mores, taking hayrides, getting lost in the maze-- all while searching for the girl who Josiah has b...
  • emma
    It is taking...everything I have not to stop writing this review and pick up this book instead.I could justify it so easily. “Just refreshing the ol’ memory,” I could say. “It’ll take less than an hour. And think of the review! Masterful, probably.”Wow, I am really convincing myself. THIS IS DIFFICULT.This was exactly what I wanted it to be. I wanted to read this book desperately that on release day, I dragged myself to Target (by whi...
  • Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)
    This was stinking cute. If you want to get into the fall spirit, this would be the perfect place to start. Now excuse me while I go chug a venti pumpkin cream cold brew This was stinking cute. If you want to get into the fall spirit, this would be the perfect place to start. Now excuse me while I go chug a venti pumpkin cream cold brew ✌🏼🎃
  • ✨ A ✨
    “Like every autumn smell all at once.” This is a perfect autumn read. This graphic novel gave me all the fall feels which was awesome because it's spring time where I am. I wanted to dive into these beautiful pages, to experience everything with Josiah and Deja. It's Deja and Josiah's last night at the pumpkin patch they work at every Halloween season. The last chance for Josiah to finally speak to ‘the fudge girl’ he's been crushing on f...
  • April (Aprilius Maximus)
    “Like every autumn smell all at once.” representation: plus size rep, bi/pan rep (not explicitly stated but the MC has dated boys and girls).[trigger warnings are listed at the bottom of this review and may contain spoilers]・゚: *・゚:* 3 . 5 s t a r s *:・゚*:・゚One word: ADORABLE. Will I ever read this again, though? ..... Probably not. trigger warnings: one fatphobic comment (i think???) “Like every autumn smell all at onc...
  • Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
    I loved it so much!! A cute story and they work at The Pumpkin Patch! This place is a dream come true!! Happy Reading!! Mel I loved it so much!! A cute story and they work at The Pumpkin Patch! This place is a dream come true!! 🎃Happy Reading!! Mel 🖤🐶🐺🐾
  • Riley
    this put me in the biggest fall mood ever
  • Mischenko
    Josie and Deja have been working together at a pumpkin patch for much of their high school years. They're pretty good friends and enjoy each other's company during the season, but they don't talk much outside of work. This Halloween they'll be saying goodbye for good as both prepare to begin their college life. Josie's pretty depressed about it; he loves everything about the pumpkin patch, especially being the MVPPP (Most Valuable Pumpkin Patch P...
  • Larry H
    What a terrific graphic novel!!Deja and Josiah are best friends—at least from September 1 through Halloween, and at least while they’re working together at the pumpkin patch. (They don't see each other at all except during that period of time.) Tonight is the last night they’ll work together since both will head off to college next fall.Josiah can’t imagine a world without the pumpkin patch. Deja doesn’t quite feel THAT strongly, but sh...
  • Korrina (OwlCrate)
    Super cute, and a total celebration of all things fall. A little bit predictable but I didn’t mind because it was just a lot of fun. Now I want pumpkin pie!
  • Gabby
    This is really cute. This is a short and sweet graphic novel about these two teens Josiah and Deja who are spending their last October working at the local pumpkin patch, where they have worked for the last few years. They are both leaving for college soon and won't be seeing each other again for quite some time, so we follow them on their last night at the Pumpkin Patch.This is the perfect Fall read. The fall vibes were radiating off the page an...
  • Warda
    WHY WASN’T THIS A FULL-BLOWN NOVEL?!! I need more Rainbow Rowell after this. So hopefully I’ll be rereading her contemporary work because this story put me in such a mood for them.Rainbow Rowell understands characters! She knows dialogue. Her stories are always so engaging and heartwarming and I can’t get enough.
  • destiny ♡⚔♡ [howling libraries]
    Well, this was freaking adorable. I've had a lot of mixed feelings on RR for a long time now so I almost didn't pick up this graphic novel, but the art style was so precious, I finally caved and grabbed a copy, and I ended up really enjoying it. Deja is such a fun character, first of all; she's plus-size, black, and queer (MGA — it isn't stated if she's bi or pan). We see her interact with a few different exes and potential love interests of va...
  • Tatiana
    What a DELIGHT!A quintessential autumn read. Take a stroll through a fall-themed amusement park filled with hay rides, corn mazes, pumpkins and pies and watch two friends maybe become something more. Hick’s art is amazing - warm and bright. Put me right into a wonderful fall mood. Where are my s’mores? What a DELIGHT!A quintessential autumn read. Take a stroll through a fall-themed amusement park filled with hay rides, corn mazes, pumpkins ...
  • Sara
    This was everything I expected it to be, and more. Two seasonal autumn friends spend their last Halloween working a pumpkin patch. Deja is bubbly, outgoing and everyone’s friend. She’s also bisexual, and seems to have dated everyone at work. Josiah is shy, meticulous and totally obsessed with the girl working at the Fudge stand. What follows is a crusade to get Josiah talking to Fudge girl while trying to navigate the Pumpkin Patch’s many o...
  • Calista
    Josiah and Deja have been working at the Pumpkin patch for their 3 years of high school. This is their last year as workers and there is excitement and sadness over understanding that. Josiah has had a crush on a girl for 3 years now. Josiah loves working at the pumpkin patch. Deja is his best friend and she has decided that Josiah has to tell this girl he likes her. It becomes their quest. So they spend their last night looking for this girl.Mic...
  • Lucy Powrie
    This is the CUTEST! The kind of graphic novel I really love, with beautiful, autumnal colouring and a story of friendship, pumpkins, and a runaway goat. I know I’ll be re-reading this lots. Rainbow Rowell and Faith Erin Hicks are a perfect match. Can I have the Christmas elves sequel, please?!
  • Simone
    This was entirely lovely. I knew it would be, though. Rainbow Rowell is my favourite writer, Faith Erin Hicks is a fantastic artist, and the synopsis sounded exactly up my alley. Happily, this didn't disappoint.First of all, the atmosphere of the pumpkin patch and the Halloween season really came through. Faith's art was gorgeous and exactly right for this story. Pumpkin patches aren't a thing in the Netherlands and we barely celebrate Halloween,...
  • Christy
    Pumpkinheads was adorable. It made me long for fall. The story was so cute and the art work was amazing! I was lucky enough to meet Rainbow Rowell and Faith Erin Hicks at my local bookstore on release day and they were amazing. I loved hearing about the inspiration for this story and getting my special edition 'Fangirl' and 'Eleanor and Park' signed was just the cherry on top.Deja was the best character and I loved Josie as well. Also, I'm hungry...
  • Abbey Patrick
  • may ❀
    this was insanely adorable and gave me all the feels and i want it as a full-length fluff novel
  • David Schaafsma
    Super-duo combination Rainbow Rowell with illustrator Faith Hicks! Fall-themed, but not Halloween horror (unless you can count the grumpy goat or the occasional refs to ghosts).The story is set in a place where two high school seniors work, a fall Pumpkin Patch themed park in the Great Plains. White boy, black girl, different sizes, best friends, as she tried to help him finally speak to a girl he has been obsessed with. Just fun. Predictable end...
  • Amy Imogene Reads
    I came out this perfect story with a FIERCE desire for pumpkins and fall treats. Honestly, I don't think it's possible to have negative opinions about Pumpkinheads. It has positive representation for so many things (male/female friendship, diversity, bisexuality, consent, etc.), and the story line is short and sweet. I like my graphic novels like one slow cup of coffee. Or in this case, pumpkin spice latte. Artwork: Plot: Pacing: Feels: Pumpkinhe...
  • Rachel Reads Ravenously
    4.5 stars! If you’re like me, and you’re READY for all things fall, this book is the perfect seasonal overdose.Taking place on Halloween, this book is about two season friends on their last night working together. Deja and Josiah are best friends during the fall, but tend to stay out of touch when they aren’t working together the rest of the year. Next year they’ll be in college, so they decide to make the best of it and do all the things...
  • Olivia (Stories For Coffee)
    This is probably the cutest graphic novel I’ve read, ever. Autumn, romance, a cute chaotic character matched with a down to earth, rule following character ? Perfection
  • ˗ˏˋliaˎˊ˗
    “it’s not fate that brings people together. it’s people!” oh goddddd, this was JUST what i needed! it was so cute, so adorable and i would die for deja. it was the perfect fall read and super atmospheric, which i loved! also, the friendship dynamics and employee interactions were so sweet. the artwork was very well done, too; rich and warm and just super cute overall. the graphic novel also has some pretty decent rep, which was nice to se...
  • Frank-Intergalactic Bookdragon
    "Friends don't let friends live small lives." Reasons I am flailing over this.-it cute af!!-so much Fall appreciation!!!! This book deserves all the apples!!!-characters who feel real and step off the page!-I live for Deja and Josie's friendship! -humor that although not laugh out loud funny, made me excessively smile while reading!-the art style is adorabe!-did I mention how cute and wholesome this is???My only complaint is (view spoiler)[I wish...
  • Erin
    Goodreads giveaway win!3.5 StarsI don't read a lot of graphic novels. Pumpkinheads is only the sixth or seventh graphic novel I've ever read. Despite the fact that I don't read many of them, when I do read them I tend to like them. I don't know if that means I should read more of them or if it means that I just tend to pick really good ones. Pumpkinheads is about Deja and Josiah who are seasonal friends. Every autumn they work at the local pumpki...