This book review contains spoilers for Heartstopper #1!
Author: Alice Oseman
Rating: ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️
Nick and Charlie are best friends. Nick knows Charlie’s gay, and Charlie is sure that Nick isn’t. But love works in surprising ways, and Nick is discovering all kinds of things about his friends, his family … and himself.
This is 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. It’s a little awkward between him and Nick since the kiss.
Nick is a rugby player and Charlie’s classmate. Some things have changed for him after the kiss with Charlie.
The blurb already betrays it. Love plays the leading role here.
What I liked the most
What I liked most about this part was seeing how Nick and Charlie have both grown as a person. I also liked Charlie’s lock screen. It looks like the NASA logo but instead of NASA it says gay.
Best of YA books was kind enough to send me a review copy in exchange for my honest opinion.
In this volume I’ve seen both Nick and Charlie grow as individuals. Nick learns more about the different sexualities that exist and Charlie supports him in this. Charlie is also starting to become more confident and he defends his choices better. It’s nice to see that they both become more confident because of the other. I’m really looking forward to part 3!