Book Review: Heartstopper Volume 1

Heartstopper by Alice Oseman

My 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, and he’s sort of got a boyfriend, even if he’s kind of mean and only wants to meet up in secret.

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. That is, until the start of January, in which Nick and Charlie are placed in the same form group and made to sit together.

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…

From the author of Solitaire and Radio Silence comes a bind up of the first two chapters of Heartstopper, an ongoing webcomic.

Take a shot every time I say cute in this review.

I haven’t written in a while because I’ve been extremely busy with my exams, but I am super super super excited to gush about this cutest thing I’ve ever laid my hands on.

So, Heartstopper is my first graphic novel. At least my first graphic novel as a reader and blogger. And I am extremely happy that I read this one because it was super cute.

It’s a story of Nick and Charlie- two teenagers who fall in love with each other. But it also talks about bullying, coming out and other similar good and bad experiences.

I don’t really know what to say about this novel, because I don’t think I have enough to say. I absolutely adored Nick and Charlie. Both of them are so in love. Just thinking about them makes my eyes well up. In a cool way, of course. It also makes me think that I’ll never find the love of my life.

So, I read this book in thirty-eight minutes. Yes, I used a stopwatch. And since it ends with a cliffhanger and I wanted to know what happens next, I pulled up Tumblr and read it from the beginning because I was super lazy to find the next chapters and it required a lot of scrolling and my fingers were aching from all the writing I’ve had to do because I am such a sucker for such romances. I’m a lost cause, I guess.

The book has a lot of cute elements- the art, for example. I don’t know how to review the art, but I found it really beautiful and adorable.

Umm, I don’t know what else to say about it. I need to look up how to write my thoughts about books because I do a terrible job.

Anyway, if you haven’t purchased the book yet, just GO AND BUY IT! It’s the most amazing thing on the planet (that is if you don’t like peanut butter and choco-chip cookies). If you’re broke, just pull up Tumblr right now. It’s there, and you won’t have to deal with the agony of waiting another year for the next installment. Just go and read it.

If you’ve already read it, let’s talk about it! I loved it. Did you love it too? What do you think about it? Share your thoughts in the comments. And take care y’all.

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