Bloom by Kevin Panetta
Publication Date: January 29, 2019
Ari dreams of leaving his family bakery to start a new life in Baltimore with his band members. When Hector comes to town, to clean out his late Nana’s house, he finds a flyer looking for help at Ari’s family’s bakery. Ari and Hector are indifferent towards each other at first, as Ari’s friends make fun of Hector. The more time they spend together, Ari finds reasons not only to love baking again, but to reconsider his dream of moving away to start a new life. When Ari blaims Hector for a fire at the bakery and pushes him away, their relationship is tested.