Synopsis: 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…
Nick and Charlie are best friends. Nick knows Charlie’s gay, and Charlie is sure that Nick isn’t.
But love works in surprising ways, and Nick is discovering all kinds of things about his friends, his family … and himself.
Heartstopper is about friendship, loyalty and mental illness. It encompasses all the small stories of Nick and Charlie’s lives that together make up something larger, which speaks to all of us.
This is the second volume of Heartstopper, with more to come. (Goodreads)
Publication Dates: October 2018 and July 2019
Genres: Graphic Novel, LGBTQIA+, YA Contemporary
Heartstopper Volume 1 was my first graphic novel and I absolutely loved it! After reading The Poppy War by R.F.Kuang, I needed to read something light, fun and fluffy. I read this book and had the biggest smile while reading it.
The story starts with Charlie and it follows with how he and Nick become friends and then slowly start realizing feelings for each other. The story also talks about harassment, bullying, finding yourself and about two super adorable queer teens. Alice Oseman is an amazing illustrator and I thoroughly enjoyed reading this.
Heartstopper Volume 2 follows the story of Volume 1 and gets even more cute and adorable. I do not even know what to write because all I want to do is gush about how splendid these novels are. There are some emotional moments as well as cutesy moments like secret hand holding and an adorable dog and all this will leave you with the biggest smile on your face and will definitely make you feel good and happy. It is wholesome, inclusive and cute.
Nick and Charlie are so adorable, it makes my heart so full. I know I have used the word adorable a million times by now, but you will understand that when you read this amazing graphic novel where your face will constantly be like:
So if you’re searching for a new graphic novel to read or like me you want to start reading graphic novels, then Heartstopper will be the perfect one to start with!!
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