– Danie Stirling –
Published 19 July 2022
Another beautiful graphic novel that will delight and entrance readers. Crumbs is the story of a young seer, not sure what she should do with her unique powers, and a barista who dreams of the stage and music. They meet each day in a bakery where each delicious baked good can cast magic. But falling in love and choosing a future might be hard when their dreams each lead them in different directions.
I adore graphic novels like Crumbs – a heartwarming and romantic story, a touch of magic, and beautiful art. Crumbs started life on WEBTOON and it’s great to see it brought to hardcopy publication.
I read this book in January this year and it has been very hard to wait 5 months to be able to finally, finally purchase copies for my school library and share this wonderful book with readers. They are just going to adore this book and I love that it will appeal to a wide range of readers. We’ve seen many graphic novels for middle grade and this will appeal to those readers but the coming-of-age themes and watching Ray and Laurie follower their dreams and try to make both a career and a relationship work, will appeal to older readers.
The magic, the bakery, even little things like how their magical phone-like-devices work is delightful. The romance is very sweet, but we are also blessed by great friendship and family relationships.
Crumbs is a wonderful graphic novel that needs to be on every school library shelf (but you might need multiple copies, because this one is going to be a favourite.)
The publishers provided an advanced readers copy of this book for reviewing purposes. All opinions are my own.
Category: YA graphic novel
Themes: Magic, romance, coming of age, relationships, dating.
Reading age guide: Ages 12 and up.
Published: 3 May 2022 by Etch/Clarion Books
Format: Paperback, ebook. 384 pages.