This book review is spoiler free!
Author: Alice Oseman
Rating: ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️
Charlie, a highly-strung, openly gay over-thinker, and Nick, a cheerful, soft-hearted rugby player, meet at a British all-boys grammar school. Friendship blooms quickly, but could there be something more…?
Charlie Spring is in Year 10 at Truham Grammar School for Boys. The past year hasn’t been too great, but at least he’s not being bullied anymore. Nick Nelson is in Year 11 and on the school rugby team. He’s heard a little about Charlie – the kid who was outed last year and bullied for a few months – but he’s never had the opportunity to talk to him.
They quickly become friends, and soon Charlie is falling hard for Nick, even though he doesn’t think he has a chance. But love works in surprising ways, and sometimes good things are waiting just around the corner…
This is very different from what I’m used to! This is my first time reading a graphic novel. That means that the book contains a lot of pictures and not so much text. This makes it a quick read.
Charlie is the main character. He came out last year. Sometimes he’s still a little insecure.
Nick is a rugby player and Charlie’s new classmate. He’s already heard some things about Charlie.
The blurb already betrays it. Love plays the leading role here.
What I liked the most
Everything actually! But alright… 1 highlight then. Nick and Charlie play rugby together at one point and that was really nice to see.
Best of YA books was kind enough to send me a review copy in exchange for my honest opinion.
This is my first time reading a graphic novel. Heartstopper reads wonderfully! I finally understand why everyone is talking about this series. This story tells that it’s okay to doubt who you are and who you like.
Heartstopper is light, romantic and really a feel good book that you pick up when you want to be cheered up. I love Nick and Charlie and I want more! I can’t wait to read volume 2.