Book Review: Heartbreaker Volume 1 & 2

This is England, not Antarctica. Deal with it

I bought Heartstopper Volume 1 as a gamble, I heard a few people say it was good but I am really not the right person for a romance story. But I loved it and immediately after finishing I bought Volume 2.

Book Review: Heartstopper Volume 1 & 2 by Alice Oseman


Title & Author: Heartstopper Volume 1 & 2 by Alice Oseman
Genre: Romance, Comic
Release date: October 2018 (self published, on Feburary 7 2019 officially with a publisher)
Series: Heartstopper
Publisher: Selfpublished, later Hoddler Books


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…

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