Review: Heartstopper Volume One (Heartstopper #1) by Alice Oseman

Heartstopper Volume One by Alice Oseman

Series: Heartstopper
Published by  Hodder’s Children Book on February 7th 2019 
Source:Publisher
Genres: Graphic Novel
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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 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…

From the author of Solitaire and Radio Silence comes a bind up of the first two chapters of Heartstopper, an ongoing webcomic.


A sucker for love stories, you could say I read it all. There is something about a romance that  goes  past the surface  level and delve deep into the true matters of the heart.

First love is always sweet. It’s something special about your first love.  They teach you something you won’t forget.

There has been standout over the years but Heartstopper is a modern tale at its finest.

This bind up edition sat on my shelf begging to be read. Time after time I made plans to read it only to be distracted by another story. Those stories don’t have anything on this romance.

I had all intentions posting this review earlier this month but life got in the way. Then Monday I sat down and finally finished the first chapter of Nick and Charlie ‘s story.

Regardless of identity , this book has love story that need to be  told. It’s the story of Romeo and Juliet reimaged for this tale. 

Two opposite sides of the popularity scale.  Charlie is out and proud, but he isn’t without his problems. Most of the school has come to tolerate his identity after some initial problems from some of his peers. Charlie grapples with deeper problem.

Until he meets Nick and this sweet romance is born and their worlds collided

It’s the typical sort of young love story but  the foundations are built which gives hope and makes you hearts sing.  They make a deep rooted friendship that goes through highs and lows until it hits that sweet point.

The point of falling in love but neither knows what to do.

This story is adorable and I love how  Osemen  keeps it lighthearted and adorable despite the issues at hand. Their story is never smooth sailing and I love how she set up this graphic novel with only the first two chapters.

Osemen the author is only young herself and portray the modern  love story well.  I can’t wait to read the next two volume of Heartstopper

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