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Check, Please!, Book 2: Sticks & Scones

(Check, Please! #3-4)

4.48  ·  Rating details ·  6,843 ratings  ·  1,403 reviews
I'm a junior on the Samwell men's hockey team now, and not only do I have new teammates and new responsibilities and new pies to bake... I've got a new beau. ( Remember me ) Believe me: Dating a professional hockey player wasn't anything I expected to do in college. My parents don't know; my teammates have no clue...

And Jack and I aren't sure that we want to keep it a se
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Paperback, 336 pages
Published April 7th 2020 by First Second
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Alex Don't think so, the ending seems pretty neat so I don't think it's necessary.…moreDon't think so, the ending seems pretty neat so I don't think it's necessary.(less)
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Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)
I absolutely hate to say it, but I didn't really love this conclusion. I'm currently averaging about 2 full-length novels a day (shout out to the power combo of audiobooks + having no life), but this is graphic novel took me 4 days to read because I just... didn't care about anything that was happening. I'm so, so bummed because I really thought I was going to easily 5 star this and the fact that I didn't makes me BIG SAD. ...more
destiny ♡⚔♡ [howling libraries]
In NO WAY was I even SLIGHTLY ready to say goodbye to my perfect, soft little gay hockey boys. I'm so emotional right now. I wish this series would go on forever, but at the same time, it ended so sweetly and I adored every single damn page of this beautiful book. Not only the cutesy romantic bits and the baking and the hilarity, but also the social commentary on being a queer athlete and coming out to your family, for better or for worse? Ugh. FEELS™. ...more
Kevin (Irish Reader)
Jul 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
If you loved Heartstopper by Alice Oseman, you’ll love this graphic novel series

I absolutely loved this two book graphic novel series so much! I related to the main character, since he’s a vlogger too, and he was just so cute and precious! The romance was also one of my favorites! The cast of side characters in here are also great and have many moments of joy and laughter. Overall, I just highly recommend this!

I also read this during a reading vlog, where I share more of my thoughts. You can wa
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Larry H
May 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Check, Please! Book 2: Sticks & Scones gave me all the freaking feels, y’all!!

This graphic novel series was amazing! It was full of fun, emotion, hockey, friendship, love, and baking, plus the struggles of self-acceptance and worrying what others think of you.

Eric “Bitty” Bittle is now a junior at Samwell University and a key player on its hockey team. He’s come a long way since freshman year, when he used to faint if someone rushed to check him!

He’s one of the rulers of the hockey haus now,
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Madalyn (Novel Ink)
Despite many of my favorite characters from book one being less present in this installment (because graduation), I still loved this so much. The friendships, the hockey, the baking, the romance, the near-perfect depiction of the college experience-- this series just nails it on all fronts. I especially appreciated the way Bitty's relationship, and his coming out/going public process, were handled in book two. CHECK, PLEASE! will forever be one of my favorite graphic novel series, and I'm sad it ...more
nitya
Oct 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
TOO MANY FEELS 😭😭😭🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰

Can't believe that's the end, I want moreeeee!!!

(Thank goodness for the Twitter account and fanfiction)

Content warning (for both volumes): bullying, homophobia, internalized biphobia, references to past drug/alcohol abuse
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Monte Price
Jul 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I started this unsure of where the story was going, and was honestly thrown a little off balance by the tone of it. Once I was back immersed in the world and with my boy Eric, I was happy to be back. I appreciated a lot of the more somber moments in this installments, particularly the moments near the end with the Bittle Fam. I don't think that this is something that I'll ever be able to really talk about rationally, but I am very happy that I was finally able to pick up this anticipated read an ...more
menna
Jul 07, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2020-releases
i love bitty so much
Mir
Aug 16, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: graphic
This was cute in many ways, but similar to the first volume, I really did not care for the pacing. Again, we pass through two years of college in under two hundred pages, with very short scenes. Continuity is provided by the narrative voice and the cast of characters (too many, now; I never even learned the names of all the new hockey players). The main character, Bitty, bakes and vlogs and texts or talks on the phone with his long-distance boyfriend.

Coming out is a theme of the series, and how
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Xandra (StarrySkyBooks)
Feb 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
(April 20, 2021) After a year of being in denial that this comic was over, I finally read the last chapter 😭❤️ I don’t know why I was concerned it wouldn’t end well haha

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(Mar 17, 2020) UPDATE: Is anyone else concerned about how the comic is going to end? I'm pretty sure there's only time for one more update, and I'm not sure how everything is going to wrap up by then...

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(Feb 11, 2020) I am pre-ordering my signed copy and bracing for sadness. I don't want this webcomic to end
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Dave Schaafsma
Oct 02, 2020 rated it really liked it
The second and concluding volume of Ngozi Ukazu's m/m comics series about an elite East coast hockey community such as Yale from which Ukazu graduated. It features Bitty, a once figure skater who makes the hockey team (which involves body "checking" of one's opponent but also alludes to other bodily contact, since this is at base a romance), and his now former captain of the team Jack who has has been hired to skate on a professional hockey team. The other thing to know is that Bitty is a wanna- ...more
julia ☆ [owls reads]
Apr 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: lgbtq-rep, comics, 5-stars
sometimes you have to read omgcp, eat pie, and cry because your faves are happy :'D ...more
Sue✨
Aug 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
So cute, So beautiful ❤️❤️❤️
laurel [the suspected bibliophile]
Book 1: Bitty discovers himself
Book 2: Bitty announces himself to the world

I'll admit to something mildly bad with this book—I had been staring at it on the tech processing cart for about two weeks, and after a really awful and draining day, I pressured one of the techs to move it up the queue so I could check it out that night. Then I checked out Book 1 as well, told my wife that I was going to have some Bitty therapy, and read until 1 in the morning. The next day was rough, but I felt so much
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Rachel Kathryn Wright
Jun 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book so much, this is a book I really needed to read right now and has me feeling a lot better. The characters are everything and with the way this story was told it was easy to connect with them. I also liked the way the story was told, because there aren’t a lot of books that try to go for a format of a blog or text. And this was such a great ending to Bitty and his teammates story. It was great to see him and his teammates grow, as well as the relationship between Bitty and Jack. ...more
— nova
Mar 29, 2020 marked it as graphic-novels-comics-tbr
IT’S SO CLOSE I’M SO EXCITED
Emma
Jun 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
This is the second volume of a series, so there might be some spoilers in this review.
This story just puts a smile on my face, it is all so adorable! I really liked how open and caring Jack and Bittle were towards each other and I appreciated how they dealt with making their relationship public. Also, I loved Bittle's passion for baking and it never stops to be something sweet and also extremely relatable. I wish there was more to read of this wonderful story!
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Andy
If y'all could've heard me SCREECHING at this book last night, that would be my review. AND YES I did reread this ALREADY. I have read this book TWICE in LESS THAN 48 hours, it is that good.

SERIOUSLY GO READ THIS RIGHT NOW.

Check, Please! Book 2 starts off in Bitty's junior year at Samwell University. He's been secretly dating Jack, his old hockey team captain, for several months. Jack is also a rising star in the NHL on the Falconers. As the two navigate their lives, they see the real toll bei
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Erica ♋️✨📖
Apr 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Yes the ending made me cry 😭 I’m so sad this series is over it was so freaking cute ❤️☺️😍
OonaReads
4.5 stars
Vee can’t come to the phone right now, she’s suffering from something called university 😓
A million stars!!! I absolutely loved it ❤️❤️❤️❤️.
h o l l i s
I'm not sure how I managed to be oblivious to the fact that this was the final installment but.. I was. And I'm so sad about it.

This is soft, pure, laugh out loud delight, with baking, romance, coming of age and also coming into into your own. Also.. hockey. You should definitely read it.

Full review to come!

4.5 stars
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Alina
Jul 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
It’s not a habit of mine to “review” a book before it comes out, but I just need to express how much I’m looking forward to this volume being published!! 2020 can’t come soon enough!

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It is 2021, and I finally read this and I LOVED IT (no surprise there lol). Bitty and Jack will always have my heart. <3
Rod Brown
Jun 13, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Without the will they/won't they energy, this volume loses a little momentum from the first but is still very cute and pleasing. The drama gets a little heavier as Bitty deals with the possibility and consequences of coming out and the looming end of his college years. ...more
Flora⁷ ʕ•ᴥ•ʔ
Apr 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
i think a few of my struggles would go away if i was able to eat Bitty's pies ... ...more
Alex (Pucksandpaperbacks)
Perfection. Laughed so hard during this. It was truly the perfect closure to a great series. Will be re-reading this for ages!
laura
Oct 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
i’m so glad i picked this up yesterday at b&n, i didn’t want it to endddddd :( i love bittle and jack
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