⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/ 5 stars
Deja and Josiah are seasonal best friends.
Every Autumn, all through high school, they've worked together at the world's best pumpkin patch. They say good-bye every Halloween, and they're reunited every September 1.
But this Halloween is different. Josie and Deja are finally seniors. It's their last season at the Patch, their last shift together-their last good-bye.
Josie's ready to spend the whole night feeling melancholy about it. (He's the melancholy type.) But Deja has a plan: What if, instead of moping and instead of 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! Maybe Josie could even talk to that cute girl he's been mooning over for three years . . .
What if their last shift was an adventure?
My Thoughts: Spoilers Ahead
This was my first ever graphic novel *hides face* and I don't even know why I haven't read any before but I'm hoping to change that. My son has read The Last Kids on Earth, and I plan on reading that soon.
With that said, I really enjoyed this book. I am a Halloweener, meaning, I LOVE Halloween! ALOT. Sooo this was a golden pumpkin for me. What's so great to me is not only is the story set on Halloween night in a pumpkin patch, but you have two friends who all these years have missed a romance connection because of failure to communicate their true feelings. Deja has been very open and honest about her sexuality for years yet can't seem to show her true feelings about Josiah. Josiah is so mesmerized by a fantasy he has created about a girl that has worked at the Patch with them for the past four years that he can't see the true friend he has with Deja and his true feelings for her.
While reading this I found that I can relate to Josiah. When I was in High School I had a mad crush on a guy. And I NEVER talked to him. He was a drummer in a rock band and he had luxuriously curly-brown hair and wore a leather jacket. *swoon* I still remember his name and no, I won't give it here LOL The only difference being I was a freshman and he was a junior. But for two years I swooned over him. Missed chance? Maybe. Maybe not. I am happily married though with 3 great kids, I'm sure he's out there still touring and drumming LOL