Creator: Alice Oseman
Series: Heartstopper #1
Audience: Young Adult
Format: Graphic Novel
Length: 278 pages
Release Date: October 2018
Source: Personal Collection
Recommended for fans of: adorable teen love stories
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 just a really cute love story with a unique monochrome art style. I found the story so wholesome and adorable and swoon worthy. I could gush on and on about how sweet this story is and I cannot recommend it enough for fans of YA contemporary romance and graphic novels!