Heartstopper #1: A Graphic Novel
Boy meets boy. Boys become friends. Boys fall in love. A sweet and charming coming-of-age story that explores friendship, love, and coming out. This edition features beautiful two-color artwork.
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Shy and softhearted Charlie Spring sits next to rugby player Nick Nelson in class one morning. A warm and intimate friendship follows, and that soon develops into something more for Charlie, who doesn't think he has a chance.
But Nick is struggling with feelings of his own, and as the two grow closer and take on the ups and downs of high school, they come to understand the surprising and delightful ways in which love works.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Young love is a magical force that transcends all barriers in the first volume of Alice Oseman’s beautiful graphic novel series, the basis for a hit streaming series. Heartstopper chronicles the endearing connection between openly gay prep-school student Charlie Spring and slightly older rugby player Nick Nelson. The bond that forms between the unlikely pair is obvious to everyone—but just what kind of bond is it, exactly? The captivating visuals of Oseman’s graphic novel—she’s great at facial expressions and body language—let us watch the connection between the two teenagers blossom before our eyes. Oseman beautifully captures the nervous fits and starts of a new relationship. The first volume in this series will hook you and make your heart flutter.
When lanky, openly gay Charlie Spring, 14, is seated next to burly rugby lad Nick Nelson, 16, in a new "vertical class group" at their English all-boys school, they form a friendship that appears unlikely to those around them, quickly becoming a central part of each other's lives. Charlie, having recently realized that the boy he thought might be his boyfriend is just using him for casual make-out sessions, starts falling for Nick, though it's presumed that Nick is straight. Nick, meanwhile, starts to examine how he feels about Charlie, and what that means about how he sees himself. A leisurely pace and focus on everyday events school, sports, hangouts allows the characters' relationship to develop in a natural, relatable way. Art by Oseman (I Was Born for This) is loosely drawn in black, white, and a cool gray-green that fits the story's quiet, casual vibe; facial expressions, particularly Nick's, effectively communicate what the characters find difficult to say. While the familiar-feeling school romance doesn't break new ground, it does deliver a warm, comfortable story of fledgling love starring two shippable leads who will be familiar to Oseman fans. Final art not seen by PW. Ages 12 up.
This is a slow burn romance between two high school boys. Nick is older and a popular athlete. Charlie is a year you need and kind of geeky. Charlie is out but when Nick meets Charlie he is confused about the feelings he now has. Are they just friends or is there something more?
READ IT YOU WILL LOVE IT!!!!
I was thinking about reading it like forever and never actually did until now, and OMG! Best book ever!!! You will love it if you give it a chance! 😱
I love it!
This is the best boy love book I have ever read. It isn’t like the other boy love books I have read where everyone accepts you.No! It’s not like that in the real world (Unfortunately). This book portrays how not everyone is going to except you! This book also portrays love, life and how high school is actually like. I really this turns into a Netflix series! I want everyone to see how the real world is. Thank you Alice Oseman.