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Nick and Charlie

(Solitaire #1.5)

4.14  ·  Rating details ·  9,756 ratings  ·  1,830 reviews
A short novella based on the beloved characters from the graphic novel Heartstopper and Alice Oseman’s debut novel Solitaire, which was praised as ‘The Catcher in the Rye for the digital age’ by The Times.

Absence makes the heart grow fonder, right?

CHARLIE: “I have been going out with Nick Nelson for two years. He likes rugby, Formula 1, dogs, the Marvel universe, the sound
Paperback, Illustrated, 159 pages
Published August 6th 2020 by Harper Collins Children’s Books (first published July 16th 2015)
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Adeline Travis It does follow Nick and Charlie! But it was originally written to go along with the book solitaire, which is about tori! (Charlie's sister) …moreIt does follow Nick and Charlie! But it was originally written to go along with the book solitaire, which is about tori! (Charlie's sister) (less)

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Aug 18, 2020 rated it liked it
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Alice Oseman
Jun 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Signed copies available to pre-order here!

NICK AND CHARLIE, a short story originally released as an e-book in 2015, is being rereleased in August 2020 as a paperback!
- Set two years after Heartstopper Vols 1-3.
- Nick's excited about going to uni, but Charlie's scared about being left behind. Can their relationship survive long distance?
- Leavers day antics, a house party, a beach date, and summer vibes!
- I promise Nellie is still alive.
Jun 25, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: queer, owned
I first read this book in 2015 just after finishing Alice's debut novel Solitaire because I needed more Nick and Charlie in my life. There was no Heartstopper: Volume One then. Suffice it to say, I loved it.
Five years later and I still really enjoyed it but I'm feeling a little different towards it, for two reasons. The first being that I can't help but feel like there's an element of fetishisation in this novella and I'm not 100% percent able to stay unbothered by it. While on the one hand I'm
daph pink ♡
Aug 28, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: queer, 4-star, ya, alice-oseman
Who miss Nick and Charlie ? Me
Who want to cry ? Me
Who loves Alice oseman ? Me
Who will even read her grocery list? Me
Lucy Tonks
Apr 06, 2021 rated it really liked it
“You're... it's hard to explain. It's like, if you had to provide evidence for soul mates, everyone would pick you two.”

It's no surprise that I once again love a Alice Oseman book. She is one of my favourite authors, if not my favourite author alongside Cassie Clare.

In this novella we see Nick and Charlie a little bit over two years after the beginning of Heartstopper and a over an year after the events of Solitaire as they are struggling a bit in their relationship when Nick is preparing t
lily ☁️
My 120th book in 2018 is also a four star read, my heart is full. :’)

Also … I completed my reading challenge for this year sndjfndsjf; (🎊).

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C.G. Drews
Oct 06, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2020, novella
Oh the heartache!!! the angst!! The softness 😩💛 This is set after the Heartstopper comics (which I adore by the way; they are the kindest hug) and it lovingly ruins you with emotions as Nick and Charlie go through a sort-of-break-up as Nick prepares for uni, but Charlie has to stay behind. I think it really dealt with insecurity, but from a mental illness perspective, quite well. No excusing behaviour, but also making space for how it is just not easy for neurodiverse people to cope. Anyway I lo ...more
Nick and Charlie are the purest and softest boys to exist. knowing that they're going to spend the rest of their lives together is making me extremely happy (4.5) ...more
Feb 09, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019-reads
I swear bullet points reviews are the best!

-I was expecting to like this more than the other novella because Nick and Charlie are like cuteness overload
-but I mean I was expecting way too much because of the comic heartstopper.
-Also, Charlie is my fav so I thought I would like this a lot
- I wasn't expecting a sad story (I know things get better at the end) Why is this???
- The characters are different from heartstopper I get it's two years later or one but still
- I need to stop comparing it to h
Aug 25, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I finished my good read goal, and I may be finally out of my life/reading slump I am so happy 🙌🏻🙌🏻

Other Alice Oseman Review

All Of Hearstopper

Heartstopper Volume 1 - 5 Stars
Heartstopper Volume 2 - 5 Stars
Heartstopper Volume 3 - 5 Stars
Heartstopper Volume 4 - 5 Stars

This Winter - 4 Stars
Nick And Charlie - 4 Stars

Radio Silence - 5 Stars
Solitaire - 4 Stars
Loveless - 4 Stars
I was Born For This - 4 Stars
Nov 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Two Alice Oseman books in one is GREAT!!!
I could read about Nick and Charlie for THE REST OF MY LIFE!!!
I have very few words, and they are...READ HEARTSTOPPER AND READ NICK AND CHARLIE!
You'll thank me later!
You're welcome in advance!

I could go on and on, but no words will do justice to such extraordinary characters and their extraordinary love!
Ellie (faerieontheshelf)
light, cute, and sweet - if you enjoy the Heartstopper comics, this is certainly one to read

thank you to the wonderful hera for gifting this one to me! <3
Sep 06, 2020 rated it really liked it
God I love them so much
Prabhjot Kaur
Nick and Charlie have been together for over two years and now Nick is about to leave for university at the end of the summer and Charlie will still be in school, left behind. Nick is very excited about university and can't stop talking about it and Charlie hates it whenever Nick talks about it but doesn't know how to bring it up with Nick. They both want to continue long-distance relationship but anonymous people on Tumbler tell Charlie otherwise. Charlie thinks that may be they will end up bre ...more
Sep 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
« it’s like, if you had to provide evidence for soul mates, everyone would pick you two »
Gabriela Reads
Jan 23, 2021 rated it liked it
Extremely cheesy but I love my boys, so who cares? 🤩
Oct 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing
this broke my heart and then put it together again
It was cute. Predictable and fluffy without a lot of substance, but cute. I'm always going to enjoy these characters after reading so much about their relationship in Heartstopper. There's an emotional attachment there that makes me invested in them as a couple. I also think that Oseman does a good job of capturing all the emotions that go through your mind when you're moving on to university. Excitement, fear, stress. It feels like a long time ago since I was at that same life stage (over 15 ye ...more
Sep 07, 2020 rated it liked it
a good filler book/novella. but, if i have to hear one more time how weird they think they are im calling the police. ffs they’re 17 something they can’t be that weird...”omg we are so pathetic and weird” just STOP. 🛑
Aug 20, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
in this house we stan nick and charlie
Katie Colson
I don't think Nick and Charlie 'work' in this format. I was so looking forward to this and it just fell very short. The way that I fill in the gaps of their characters and personality traits in the graphic novel were not represented in this writing style. That isn't Alice Oseman's fault but it didn't make it an enjoyable read for me personally. I liked getting a futuristic look at them because the graphic novels are set in their high school years. But it didn't feel at all necessary and I wish I ...more
Apr 10, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

This quick read made me happy inside. My heart is still smiling!

Nick and Charlie were first introduced to readers as side characters in Alice Oseman’s Solitaire. But I first met them in Heartstopper, Volume One, a graphic novel depicting the start of their relationship. I’m not sure if I was supposed to read them out of order, but my heart doesn’t seem to mind. I love Nick and Charlie!

This simple, sweet novella captures some big emotions and fears that so many of us have gone through or are goin
MY FAVORITES!!!!!!!!! THIS NOVELLA IS EVERYTHING!!!!!!!!!!!! i’m on an osemanverse binge at this point it’s fucking superb i defo recommend 😔✌️
(everything was NOT perfect ⬇️ but they sort it out! like always! they’re fucking NICK AND CHARLIE they are gONNA BE TOGETHER FOREVER THEY ARE SO SO IN LOVE)
(if i was like. SO honest. i’d probably give this 4 stars. but i’m not and basically all of alice’s books are like an automatic 5 star for me, i am sorry i physically cannot help it)
This was so adorable! I love Nick and Charlie so much!!
Jul 16, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle
I was desperate to read more stories with Nick and Charlie in after finishing the Heartstopper graphic novel series (here’s hoping there will be a part 5! 🤞) I adored that series so much that I had given each novel a 5 star rating.
So when I saw that there was a novella containing the two of them, I had to pick up a copy straight away.

In Nick And Charlie, it picks up a little later than when Heartstopper is set. Nick is in Year 13 and about to leave to go to the University of Leeds. However, his
Bookphenomena (Micky)
Being back with these guys a little older, was a delight. Nick was 18 and Charlie 17; with University and long distances afoot, their relationship moved to a position of insecurity for the first time in a while. Their journey in this novella was a bit painful to read for fans, seeing them go through couple stuff was hard. It all felt super realistic to that age group.

That said, I loved reading about later teen life. Their routines, their coupledom and how they were perceived by others as a coupl
Larry H
Mar 28, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
OMG, Alice Oseman's novella Nick and Charlie is truly cuteness and sweetness overload!! Squee!

“I have been going out with Nick Nelson since I was fourteen. He likes rugby and Formula 1, animals (especially dogs), the Marvel universe, the sound felt-tips make on paper, rain, drawing on shoes, Disneyland and minimalism. He also likes me.”

I’m an enormous fan of Alice Oseman’s Heartstopper —in fact, all three of the books have been on my year-end list of favorites. It’s a series of graphic no
Aug 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2020
This was so cute and absolutely perfect!

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Aug 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
My babies🥺 I won’t review this in full, but I loved it and Nick and Charlie are like the OTP to end all OTPs.
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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 LOVELESS. She is also the creator of LGBTQ+ YA romance webcomic HEARTSTOPPER, which is now published in physical form by Hachette Children's Books.

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