Author: Alice Oseman
Pages: 278 pages (Paperback)
Genre: Diverse Romance(LGBT+), Young Adult
Publication Date: October, 2018
Publisher: Self Published
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…
I closely follow Melanie and Amy‘s book recommendations and kinda always lurk around their blog and Insta. So when both of them raved about Heartstopper together, I just knew I need to read this book right away! Like asap!!!!!
And Oh Boy! It’s one of the MOST adorable books I’ve ever read.
Charlie and Nick are so Sweet!!!! Their romance so heart warming. And cute and pure. And innocent. Illustrations are amazing and you just breeze through it. I read the whole thing in like 4 hours!
It’s so freaking cute. Too much for my little heart! Stay calm! *breathe in* *breathe out*
Do you love Simon vs the Homosapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli? You’ll love this even more!! It’s so much better than Simon. I mean, you think it can’t get better. But Wait. And read this already!
It is a self published YA LGBT+ web comic that has been acquired by Harper and will be published as a graphic novel in February 2019.
Important topics like gender fluidity, bisexuality, homosexuality, homophobia, all has been addressed is an easy way. And I can’t stress on how important these books are for children to form a perspective. About themselves and others too.
READ IT ASAP! YOU’RE MISSING OUT ON SOMETHING AWESOME!
P.S.: I read this book late November and wrote the review then. But somehow forgot to publish it!😅
My Rating: 5/5