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Heartstopper: Volume One

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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
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Paperback, Kickstarter edition, 278 pages
Published October 2018 by Selfpublished (first published September 2016)
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Jemma (Jemma Loves Books) Hey if you still can't wait for 2019 there's still a few of the Kickstarter copies for sale on Alice Osemans website, that's where I got mine!

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Alice Oseman
Jun 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Heartstopper started as a tiny passion project and now it's a whole book. WHAT. Nick and Charlie have been close to my heart ever since I wrote them into my first book SOLITAIRE in 2012, and I'm so, SO happy to be telling their story while also doing the thing I always said I wanted to do when I grew up - make comics.

Read the comic online:
http://heartstoppercomic.tumblr.com/
https://tapas.io/series/Heartstopper
Virginia Ronan ♥ Herondale ♥
Update 12:
I feel a sudden urge to brush my teeth! This is getting way too sweet! <333

Update 11:
I think I'll never get tired of reading this! Nick and Charlie's story is just too amazing! <3
I love the entire school trip setting in Paris and that Charlie got so strong!
"I'm glad you realised the error of your ways - but it's not my job to give you a gold star. People like you made my life hell last year. And I shouldn't have to forgive anyone for any of it."
Way to go, Charlie! You rock!
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Kai
Jun 10, 2018 marked it as desperate-to-read
I'm here to tell you that nothing is as precious as Nick & Charlie falling for each other so do not deprive yourself of this experience.

Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)
Re-read 8/20/19: I still love this SO! DANG! MUCH! Charlie and Nick are too pure and my heart is positively soaring. ALSO: This (as well as Volume 2!) are the Sassy Book Club picks for the month of August! The live-show will be on Friday, August 30th at 7pm PST on Kassie's channel. We hope to see you there!

Original read 11/23/19: Uhm hello this is MY FAVORITE GRAPHIC NOVEL EVER. I have never swooned so hard in my life omg
Emma Giordano
Dec 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars!
April (Aprilius Maximus)
1.) Heartstopper Volume 1
2.) Heartstopper Volume 2

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2019 update - OMG I AM STILL OBSESSED WITH THIS.

OMG I AM OBSESSED WITH THIS.
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C.G. Drews
excuse me but this is the absolute cutest thing I have encountered and I am simply heart-eyes over it. I already adore Radio Silence and I Was Born for This (although I haven't yet read Solitaire which is slightly bad because this is a spin-off from that one) and I adore her work. But the art??? An entire book of the most adorakable and expressive yet simple artwork was just...

this book is soft and they are so young and sweet and wholesome.

i also have such a soft spot for books about realising
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Whitney Atkinson
Apr 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
I had no idea this book was going to be part one of a many part series, so I am SHOCKED and BETRAYED by that cliffhanger!!!!

This is such a sweet story about Charlie and Nick's developing friendship and feelings. I loved how supportive Nick was in both being a friend and a teammate to Charlie, and in turn, I liked how this wasn't really a story about Charlie coming to terms with his sexuality; he was already out and proud, and he was just grappling with feelings for this supposed straight guy. I
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Larry H
Dec 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Alice Oseman's Heartstopper is a beautifully poignant graphic novel about identity, friendship, crushes, and the flush of first love.

Most people in school seem to know that Charlie is gay. He’s taken some bullying for it, and it’s toyed with his self-esteem and what he thinks he deserves in terms of relationships, but for the most part, life isn’t too bad.

One day Charlie gets assigned to a new classroom and sits next to Nick Nelson, who is a grade ahead of him. Nick is tall, muscular, popular,
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Charlotte May
How adorable!

3.5

This was my first graphic novel and it was so damn cute!

Charlie and Nick are one school year apart, they've never spoken before until they are seated next to each other in their tutor group.
Soon their acquaintance evolves into friendship. Charlie joins the school rugby team that Nick is on and they realise they have more in common than they first thought.

There is so much more to this book than meets the eye. Characters discovering their sexuality, dealing with bullying and
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Lily ☁️
Hi hello hi my name is Lily, and these two precious boys own my heart. Oh, and you definitely want this wholesome, pure, and wonderful book in your life.

Also …I may have teared up, when I received my signed copy. :’)

My first signed and doodled-in copy, and it’s one of my favorite books.

I guess I’ll be spending my winter break rereading HEARTSTOPPER pic.twitter.com/OH50rrCBMR

— Lily (@sprnklsofdreams) December 24, 2018


Blog | Bloglovin’ | Instagram | Tumblr |Twitter
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Romie
rereading this again and again is self-care, I don't make the rules (4.75)
✨    jamieson   ✨
Dec 21 Update

bitch !!!!!



*aggressively wishes happiness and joy upon them*


Nov 11 Update

MY HEART LITERALLY HAS EXPLODED OUT OF MY CHEST THEY ARE TOO CUTE I AM DECEASED !!







*slams fist on table* THIS IS THE CUTEST SHIT I'VE EVER READ

So this is basically a webcomic available for free here about two boys falling in love. One is openly out as gay and the other is sort of figuring out his bisexuality and the two of them are just dfsdjkd so freakin cute

!!!!!!

If you're a sucker for fluffy romance this is
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Gemma ♕ Books_McCoy
I loved this so much!! It was super cute and gave me so many feels. I can't wait until vol 2 is released later in the year because I need more of these two in my life! Perfect!

UPDATE- I preordered Vol 2 and I can't wait for it to be in my hands. These two are just pure OTP!
♡ ᴅ ʀ ᴇ ᴀ ᴍ ♡ (semi-hiatus)
5 / 5 stars

Oh my goddddd. Why does it end like this? I think I gotta read the second volume now!!!



Heartstopper Volume One : review
Heartstopper Volume Two : review
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Warda
Aug 24, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: library-reads
Okay, I wanted a lot more from the story.
But I now need Volume Two pronto!
chan ☆
Nov 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
WHOLESOME. GAY.

this was so lovely, and it's not even over!!!!!! the story follows nick & charlie and honestly i am just so blessed by them and this comic.

it's a simple comic about friendship & discovering your sexuality.

the reading format was a little strange to get used to for me (lots of scrolling) but the art work was SO DAMN CUTE. the story was cute and the art work was just perfectly suited to it.

all in all, you gotta read this. not much else to say.
may ➹
oh my god, this is literally THE CUTEST thing I’ve ever read??? I’M SCREAMING. I’m actually in love with Nick & Charlie and I just binged the whole thing in the last half hour. I don’t know how I’m going to wait for all the updates but whatever!!!! I’ll just keep rereading it!!!!!
TS
Mar 08, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
petition to make all of my goodreads friends read this webcomic by the end of 2018 otherwise I’m going on an unfriending spree

(view spoiler)

4.5 stars!!

this book was so adorable and precious and it made my heart whole

trigger warnings: non-consensual kissing, sexual harassment, bullying, homophobia

anyway here’s a list of why you should read this webcomic:

• It’s legally free!!! you can access it here
• It’s a quick read but there are enough issues for
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Hamad
This review and other non-spoilery reviews can be found @The Book Prescription

Actual rating: 3.5 Stars

I have been hearing great things about this author and since it is Pride month, I thought it was the perfect chance to try her books, I finished this and I am currently reading I Was Born For This. I found that this is cute as many readers said it would be but for me it was just that, a cute graphic novel that did not blow up my brain!

I recently read the Check, please comic and Fence. The
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Lily ☁️
This is one of the most adorable stories I’ve ever read.

To begin with, the characters are ridiculously lovable. Nick and Charlie are two precious cinnamon rolls, and they’ll be locked in your heart from the very beginning. What is more, they actually have a healthy relationship, in which they talk about their feelings (and no one gets pressured to come out before they’re ready!).

What I love especially is that problematic characters get called out, and it’s apparent to everyone that they’re in
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oliversromeo
Jul 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owns-my-heart
| adorable. relatable. outstanding.

a new favorite book of all time? one hundred fucking percent.

this graphic novel just meant so much to me. like, an incredible amount. it was adorable, and real, and important and it resonated with me on so many levels. i’m about to get a bit personal (maybe overly so) but i really trust the people on this platform and feel like word vomiting instead of writing an actual review so here we go.

so three main things about this book really hit me: one, the
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Emer (A Little Haze)
Heartstopper Volume One is a bound collection of the tumblr comic that Alice Oseman created featuring the love story between the supporting characters, Nick and Charlie, from her debut novel Solitaire. (Click here to read it online)

I guess I should preface my review by mentioning that I'm not exactly really into graphic novels. I've read Saga Volume 1 and The Complete Maus and that's it since childhood when I did read the Beano comic whenever I could (which wasn't that regular an occurrence) and
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emma
my cheeks actually hurt from smiling and I need someone to give me a very warm, solid hug and a cup of tea
Nina
January 18th, 2020: I’ve now read this book three times in the past 7 1/2 months and I’m still so in love with it!

Book #7 for The Reading Rush: Read an entire book in the same spot.

July 28th, 2019: I had originally chosen The Titan's Curse by Rick Riordan for this challenge but then it was suddenly 8pm on the last day of the readathon and I still had 180 pages left of it which is why I decided to change up my tbr and reread Heartstopper Vol. 1 instead. And I have to say that this was probably
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Norah Una Sumner
MY SKIN IS CLEAR
MY CROPS ARE THRIVING
MY GRADES ARE UP
MY CRUSH LIKES ME BACK
LIFE IS GOOD

(seriously now, I didn't even know that Heartstopper is on Goodreads because this five star rating would've come way sooner.)
Christy
Aug 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
5 stars

This was the most precious thing ever. And the first 5 star read I've had in ages! I can't wait to start volume 2 <3

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The Girl Murdered by Her TBR
5 stars!!!

Giggle. Roll in bed. Be heart-warmed. Be in pain. Laugh. Be smitten. Be Annoyed. Cry. Fall in love all over again. REPEAT!!!

This is the first webcomic I’ve read in my life and I am absolutely in love with it!!! I love the content of this webcomic. This taught me more about the lgbtq+ community, being comfortable with one's self, being open and proud with your sexuality, being happy with who you are and who you want to be. The topic Alice Oseman is a brilliant author and a very talented
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Bri
Okay but how is this the cutest thing that’s ever existed? I can’t stop smiling. My heart now belongs to this webcomic.
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Alice Oseman is an author/illustrator and was born in 1994 in Kent, England. She has written four YA contemporary novels about teenage disasters: SOLITAIRE, RADIO SILENCE, I WAS BORN FOR THIS, and upcoming LOVELESS. She is also the creator of LGBTQ+ YA romance webcomic HEARTSTOPPER, which is now published in physical form by Hachette Children's Books.

Alice’s first novel SOLITAIRE was published
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Heartstopper (4 books)
  • Heartstopper: Volume Two (Heartstopper, #2)
  • Heartstopper: Volume Three (Heartstopper, #3)
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