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* ChekhovísGun: The sourdough starter that Hector borrows from Ariís parents. [[spoiler: Itís the only sample left after the bakery burns down, which comes into play at the novelís end.]]

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* ChekhovísGun: ChekhovsGun: The sourdough starter that Hector borrows from Ariís parents. [[spoiler: Itís the only sample left after the bakery burns down, which comes into play at the novelís end.]]

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* ChekhovísGun: The sourdough starter that Hector borrows from Ariís parents. [[spoiler: Itís the only sample left after the bakery burns down, which comes into play at the novelís end.]]


* YokoOhNo: Cameron and Lauren grow closer, causing Jake to worry about this trope and specifically mentions Music/YokoOno by name. [[spoiler: His fears turn out to be correct, Cameron and Lauren decide to make music together and from there end the band.]] [[invoked]]

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* YokoOhNo: Cameron and Lauren grow closer, causing Jake to worry about this trope and specifically mentions Music/YokoOno by name. [[spoiler: His fears turn out to be correct, Cameron and Lauren decide to make music together and from there end the band.]] [[invoked]]]]


* AmicableExes: Hector and Andrew broke up due to Hector not wanting to move to Portland with him but they seem okay just hanging out, [[spoiler: even after Andrew tried to kiss him.]]

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* AmicableExes: Hector and Andrew broke up due to Hector not wanting to move to Portland with him but they seem okay just hanging out, [[spoiler: even after Andrew tried to kiss him. Andrew doesn't even seem upset with Hector moving on to Ari.]]



* CommitmentIssues: Hector is indicated to have this; having broken up with his ex Andrew due to him wanting him to move to Portland with him and subsequently calling him clingy. [[spoiler: Hector leaves East Beach briefly to check on his family/friends calls Ari clingy to his friends and it's his ex that reminds him he has the effect on people.]]

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* CommitmentIssues: Hector is indicated to have this; having broken up with his ex Andrew due to him wanting him to move to Portland with him and subsequently calling him clingy. Later on, [[spoiler: Hector leaves East Beach briefly to check on his family/friends in Alabama and he calls Ari clingy to his friends and it's friends. It's his ex Andrew that reminds him he has the that effect on people.]]



* TheFriendNoOneLikes: Ari's band mate Cameron is a general {{jerkass}}, to the point where the other band members Jake and Hanna dislike his attitude and only deal with him because of the band. Lauren however starts dating him and Ari looks up to Cameron, much to the chagrin of Jake and Hanna.

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* TheFriendNoOneLikes: Ari's band mate Cameron is a general {{jerkass}}, to the point where the other band members Jake and Hanna dislike his attitude and only deal with him because of the band. Lauren however starts dating him and Ari looks up to Cameron, much to the chagrin of Jake and Hanna.the rest of the group.



* SecondActBreakup: [[spoiler: Ari finally makes his move on Hector and they passionately make out in the kitchen, ignoring the stove and fire breaks out, almost completely destroying the bakery. Hector takes responsibility before Ari can say anything and he is then fired and from there Ari and Hector don't speak again until the third act.]]

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* SecondActBreakup: [[spoiler: Ari finally makes his move on Hector and they passionately make out in the kitchen, ignoring the stove and a fire breaks out, almost completely destroying the bakery. Hector takes responsibility before and Ari can say anything lets him take the fall and he Hector is then fired and from there fired. Ari and Hector don't speak again until towards the third act.end of the novel.]]


* AsianAirhead: Hanna, while bright, is also a ditz and highly excitable.
* AnguishedDeclarationOfLove: [[spoiler: Ari and Hector both to each at the end of the novel, after Ari apologizes for letting Hector take the fall for the fire at the bakery.]]



* CommitmentIssues: Hector is indicated to have this; having broken up with his ex Andrew due to him wanted to move to Portland and subsequently calling him clingy. [[spoiler: Hector leaves East Beach briefly to check on his family/friends calls Ari clingy to his friends and it's his ex that reminds him he has the effect on people.]]
* DeliberatelyMonochrome: The comic is inked with black and white, however a blue color palette dominates with hues and washes of blue coloring everything.

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* CommitmentIssues: Hector is indicated to have this; having broken up with his ex Andrew due to him wanted wanting him to move to Portland with him and subsequently calling him clingy. [[spoiler: Hector leaves East Beach briefly to check on his family/friends calls Ari clingy to his friends and it's his ex that reminds him he has the effect on people.]]
* DeliberatelyMonochrome: The comic is inked with black and white, however white with a blue color palette dominates with hues and washes of blue coloring everything.palette.


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* FagHag: Meg, for both Hector and Andrew.


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* GenkiGirl: Hanna, who is bubbly and hyperactive.
* LoveEpiphany: [[spoiler: After the fire, Ari moves in with Cameron and Lauren and is deeply unhappy. He moves back to East Beach to his parents and then confesses that the fire was an accident caused mutually and how much he misses Hector. Ari's father then says just how much Ari changed positively when meeting Hector and from there Ari realizes he's truly in love with him and has to make it up to him.]]


* CharacterDevelopment: The story focuses on Ari becoming less cynical and bitter about having to stay behind working at his family's bakery and growing up and becoming a more open-minded and loving individual.

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* CharacterDevelopment: ComingOfAgeStory: The story focuses on Ari becoming less cynical and bitter about having to stay behind working at his family's bakery and growing up and becoming a more open-minded and loving individual.individual and being who he is.



* SecondActBreakup: [[spoiler: Ari finally makes his move on Hector and they passionately make out in the kitchen, ignoring the stove and fire breaks out, almost completely destorying the bakery. Hector takes responsiblity before Ari can say anything and he is then fired and from there Ari and Hector don't speak again until the third act.]]
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: Ari is the Sensitive Guy, usually brooding or being very emotional. Hector is also sensitive but he's physically fit enough to work in bakery without much trouble and work with his hands.

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* SecondActBreakup: [[spoiler: Ari finally makes his move on Hector and they passionately make out in the kitchen, ignoring the stove and fire breaks out, almost completely destorying destroying the bakery. Hector takes responsiblity responsibility before Ari can say anything and he is then fired and from there Ari and Hector don't speak again until the third act.]]
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: Ari is the Sensitive Guy, usually brooding or being very emotional. Hector is also sensitive but he's physically fit enough to work in bakery without much trouble and work with his hands.hands.
* YokoOhNo: Cameron and Lauren grow closer, causing Jake to worry about this trope and specifically mentions Music/YokoOno by name. [[spoiler: His fears turn out to be correct, Cameron and Lauren decide to make music together and from there end the band.]] [[invoked]]


Ari has big music dreams; he yearns to escape his hometown and travel with his band after graduating high school, but he's stuck working at his family's bakery. Desperate to leave, he starts interviewing candidates for the job and meets Hector, a easy-going guy with a talent for baking. As Hector gets hired, he and Ari get closer and closer as they bake while Ari debates leaving everything behind or seeing where this thing with Hector goes - that is, if he doesn't ruin everything first.

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Ari has big music dreams; he yearns to escape his sleepy beach hometown and travel with his band after graduating high school, but he's stuck working at his family's bakery. Desperate to leave, he starts interviewing candidates for the job and meets Hector, a easy-going guy with a talent for baking. As Hector gets hired, he and Ari get closer and closer as they bake while Ari debates leaving everything behind or seeing where this thing with Hector goes - that is, if he doesn't ruin everything first.


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* CommitmentIssues: Hector is indicated to have this; having broken up with his ex Andrew due to him wanted to move to Portland and subsequently calling him clingy. [[spoiler: Hector leaves East Beach briefly to check on his family/friends calls Ari clingy to his friends and it's his ex that reminds him he has the effect on people.]]


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* FallingInLoveMontage: All throughout the book as Ari and Hector work together in the bakery and it's portrayed with {{Splash Panel}}s.


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* SecondActBreakup: [[spoiler: Ari finally makes his move on Hector and they passionately make out in the kitchen, ignoring the stove and fire breaks out, almost completely destorying the bakery. Hector takes responsiblity before Ari can say anything and he is then fired and from there Ari and Hector don't speak again until the third act.]]


* CharacterDevelopment: The story focuses on Ari becoming less cynical and bitter about having to stay behind in his town at the bakery and growing up and becoming a more open-minded and loving individual.

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* CharacterDevelopment: The story focuses on Ari becoming less cynical and bitter about having to stay behind in working at his town at the family's bakery and growing up and becoming a more open-minded and loving individual.



* DesperatelyLookingForAPurposeInLife: Ari wants so badly to leave his hometown but he can't afford university and his music dreams start to look unlikely. He's left wondering what to do with the rest of his life, while resenting working at the bakery. Hector is this to a lesser extent, especially after his grandmother dies and he ended a relationship.
* DoubleMeaningTitle: Bloom refers to the finish on a loaf of bread and to Ari and Hector's burgeoning relationship.



* NiceGuy: Hector is jovial, friendly and positive.

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* NiceGuy: Hector is jovial, friendly and positive.positive.
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: Ari is the Sensitive Guy, usually brooding or being very emotional. Hector is also sensitive but he's physically fit enough to work in bakery without much trouble and work with his hands.


''Bloom'' is a YoungAdult QueerRomance graphic novel written by Kevin Pennetta (writer of ''ComicBook/ZodiacStarforce'') and illustrated by Savanna Ganucheau, published by Creator/FirstSecondBooks.

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''Bloom'' is a YoungAdult QueerRomance graphic novel written by Kevin Pennetta Panetta (writer of ''ComicBook/ZodiacStarforce'') and illustrated by Savanna Ganucheau, published by Creator/FirstSecondBooks.
Creator/FirstSecondBooks.

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* DeliberatelyMonochrome: The comic is inked with black and white, however a blue color palette dominates with hues and washes of blue coloring everything.



* {{Gayngst}}: Pointedly averted, it seems like everyone knows both Ari and Hector are gay and homophobia play no role in the story.

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* {{Gayngst}}: Pointedly averted, it seems like everyone knows both Ari and Hector are gay and homophobia play plays no role in the story.


* Gayngst: Pointedly averted, it seems like everyone knows both Ari and Hector are gay and homophobia play no role in the story.
* NiceGuy: Hector is jovial and friendly and positive.

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* Gayngst: {{Gayngst}}: Pointedly averted, it seems like everyone knows both Ari and Hector are gay and homophobia play no role in the story.
* NiceGuy: Hector is jovial and jovial, friendly and positive.


Ari has big music dreams; he yearns to escape his hometown and travel with his band after graduating high school, but he's stuck working at his family's bakery. Desperate to leave, he starts interviewing candidates for the job and meets Hector, a easy-going guy with a talent for baking. As Hector gets hired, he and Ari get closer and closer as they bake while Ari debates leaving everything behind or seeing where this thing with Hector goes - that is, if he doesn't ruin everything first.

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Ari has big music dreams; he yearns to escape his hometown and travel with his band after graduating high school, but he's stuck working at his family's bakery. Desperate to leave, he starts interviewing candidates for the job and meets Hector, a easy-going guy with a talent for baking. As Hector gets hired, he and Ari get closer and closer as they bake while Ari debates leaving everything behind or seeing where this thing with Hector goes - that is, if he doesn't ruin everything first.first.
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* AmicableExes: Hector and Andrew broke up due to Hector not wanting to move to Portland with him but they seem okay just hanging out, [[spoiler: even after Andrew tried to kiss him.]]
* CharacterDevelopment: The story focuses on Ari becoming less cynical and bitter about having to stay behind in his town at the bakery and growing up and becoming a more open-minded and loving individual.
* TheFriendNoOneLikes: Ari's band mate Cameron is a general {{jerkass}}, to the point where the other band members Jake and Hanna dislike his attitude and only deal with him because of the band. Lauren however starts dating him and Ari looks up to Cameron, much to the chagrin of Jake and Hanna.
* Gayngst: Pointedly averted, it seems like everyone knows both Ari and Hector are gay and homophobia play no role in the story.
* NiceGuy: Hector is jovial and friendly and positive.

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''Bloom'' is a YoungAdult QueerRomance graphic novel written by Kevin Pennetta (writer of ''ComicBook/ZodiacStarforce'') and illustrated by Savanna Ganucheau, published by Creator/FirstSecondBooks.

Ari has big music dreams; he yearns to escape his hometown and travel with his band after graduating high school, but he's stuck working at his family's bakery. Desperate to leave, he starts interviewing candidates for the job and meets Hector, a easy-going guy with a talent for baking. As Hector gets hired, he and Ari get closer and closer as they bake while Ari debates leaving everything behind or seeing where this thing with Hector goes - that is, if he doesn't ruin everything first.

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