Check, Please!: #Hockey, Vol. 1
Eric Bittle may be a former junior figure skating champion, vlogger extraordinaire, and very talented amateur pâtissier, but being a freshman on the Samwell University hockey team is a whole new challenge. It is nothing like co-ed club hockey back in Georgia! First of all? There’s checking (anything that hinders the player with posession of the puck, ranging from a stick c...more
I know this is not much of a review so far, but hell if I’ll keep my emotions bottled inside. The truth is, this is really an amazing graphic novel. It was originally a webcomic – one of the most popular ones on Kickstarter and I’ ...more
READ THIS. Then get up to date with the webcomic so we can all yell together.
This ARC was given to me by my beautiful friend Lilly from Lair of Books! (Thank you so much! I love you!)
You all, this was the cutest. No, scratch that; Bitty is the cutest! And this graphic novel was nothing short of a joy to read! Hockey games, behind the scenes practices, a slow-burn attraction, an adorable romance, the most heartwarming main character ever. I mean, what else could you really ask for? Ngozi Ukazu has given us such a bright light of pure sunshine!
So basically, this is a pub ...more
This book had me laughing out loud before the page count even hit double digits! I was not expecting this to have such a tasteful sense of humor in a way that was both evident in dialogue and the clever way the panels transitioned and cut off. I thought Bittle (Bitty? Idk what his name is even after reading this bc he was called like 30 things) was charming and funny and relatable and sweet, and I loved following his story. Him being a vlogger was a really great addition! My main issue ...more
I am all on board with a story about a gentle, pie-baking gay hockey player who gets embraced by his bro/dumbass teammates and finds love. And I can understand why I personally didn't like how this story is written (sometimes hard to understand, Jack is so not swoon-worthy, only one female character who almost has no speaking lines), but others think it all is cute and fine. Ok. Tastes differ.
But why is no one mentio ...more
AND I HAVE ALL THE FEELS.
ps I read the webcomic via the author's website but fully intend to buy upon release because duh.
Hockey. Central, but in the sense that these kids's lives revolve around their team; you as the reader do not have to spend a lot of time seeing hockey moves, nor will you gain much understanding of the sport from this book.
Actually you won't spend that much time on anything, and that was my main complaint: all the scenes are so short. And there isn't much pacing. I'm not sure if maybe this was a webcomic with a short ...more
I thought the budding relationship between Bitty and his ...more
I've been putting off this review for like, 4 months now, but I finally caved because I want to add this to my Debut Author Challenge but need to actually write a review for it to count.
OMG SQUEEEEEEE THIS IS SO CUTE EVERYONE READ IT I LOVE THEM ALL why did I not know about this adorable webcomic sooner WHO DIDN'T TELL ME ABOUT THIS IT'S ADORABLE
You should envision this entire review in screamy caps because WOW I LOVE THIS. Ugh. I adore everything about Check, Please!, but most of ...more
This is my first time reviewing a graphic novel and I wasn’t really sure how it was going to go but I loved this so so much that I had to talk about it.
This story follows Eric Bittle (Bitty) through the first two years as a member of the Samwell College Men’s Hockey Team. The first thing you should know is this is about a gay colleg ...more
Because, well... I NEED JOY IN MY LIFE. And Bitty gives me pure unadulterated joy.
Fist read: March 1
I started this with a stupid grin plastered on my face and ended it with an even stupider grin.
I wish every single human being was like Bitty. The kindest hearted, most generous, sweet cinnamon roll.
I can’t remember the last time I felt this genuinely happy reading something.
My insides are dancing with joy and I wish everyone would read it and experi ...more
(ONE OF THESE DAYS I'M GONNA NEED TO ASK MYSELF WHY EXACTLY I'M WRITING ALL MY PREREVIEWS IN CAPS, BUT TODAY IS NOT THAT DAY, CLEARLY)
(technically it’s made of both so it’s the best 2-for-1 offer on the planet)
I love a good graphic novel! But I also loved every element of this story. It was funny, clever, and just interesting to me. I’m not a hockey person, but I love a good sports story. I also love a good LGBTQ+ sport romance. And while that’s not the main focus of the story, it presents the perfect balance.
I need more!
Ok, everyone said this graphic novel was basically the cutest thing ever but NOTHING will prepare you for how cute it is. Nothing.
What happens when a figure skater with an infinity for pie joins his college hockey team? Well, of course he:
1. Learns that beautiful ice dancing is a tad different than body slamming, teeth jostling hockey. But he’s up for the challenge…mostly.
2. Figures out that he ...more
I thought it was so friggin adorable!
I FRIGGIN LOVE IT! And I am 100% here for this! I was not aware until after reading it that it was a webcomic first. What is important is that I have read it and I loved it and you all should too!
I will 100% be purchasing a copy of this graphic novel! I loved Bitty, and I mean c'mon a gay hockey player?! There was also a ton of cussing because heeeellleerrrr colleg ...more
So I finally did it. I finally read a graphic novels and it was so much fun!
Eric Bittle (Bitty) who is a figure skater turned hockey player heads to Samwell University for college and to play on their team.
Bitty loves to bake and he also does a baking/hockey vlog. He is just an utter delight and I wish he was my real life friend.
I love the team dynamics and friendship! They joke around with each other but also have each other’s backs.
Bitty is also gay and I love the slow bu ...more