Title: Heartstopper: Volume Three
Author: Alice Oseman
Series: Heartstopper #3
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Audience: Young Adult
Format: Graphic Novel
Length: 384 pages
Release Date: February 6, 2020
Source: Personal collection
Content Warnings: eating disorder, homophobia, self harm, bullying, biphobia
Charlie didn’t think Nick could ever like him back, but now they’re officially boyfriends. Nick has even found the courage to come out to his mom.
But coming out isn’t something that happens just once, and Nick and Charlie try to figure out when to tell their friends that they’re dating. Not being out to their classmates gets even harder during a school trip to Paris. As Nick and Charlie’s feelings get more serious, they’ll need each other more than ever.
Nick and Charlie are just the best. I love seeing their relationship develop to deeper levels. Even when they are awkward and shy, they support each other 100 percent. The Paris setting was wonderful, and I enjoyed how this story developed the side characters as well.
This volume also addresses some heavier topics like anxiety, depression, disordered eating, estranged parents, and excessive teen partying & drinking. While characters face more difficult personal struggles in this book, they all have incredible support systems to help them through.
I didn’t love this installment quiiiiiiiite as much as others in this series, but it still clearly exceeds four stars!