Review: Heartstopper Vol. 1 by Alice Oseman

Cover for Heartstopper Vol. 1 by Alice Oseman

Title: Heartstopper Vol. 1

Author: Alice Oseman

Series: Heartstopper #1

Pages: 263

4 stars out of five
4 stars – It was really good

Trigger Warnings: Harassment by ex; forced kiss; references of bullying

This is Chapters 1 and 2 from the Webcomic.

Today I finished the first season of the Heartstopper tv show, which was amazing, but I needed more. So I decided a reread was in order and I would write a better review for this series while I was at it. 

Charlie and Nick are so stinkin cute! I can’t get enough of these two. Their relationship is filled with all the awkward, embarrassing, and very cute scenes that happen at the beginning of a relationship. I love how these two started as friends and it quickly started to become more. 

Charlie is already out as gay btu he is still dealing with bullying from classmates. He also is dealing with harassment by his ex, which is heartbreaking. I really love Charlie. He is adorable but also is clearly still struggling from the trauma of being bullied. He also doesn’t have great self-esteem because he is never really confident in himself. 

Nick is the popular sports player who is starting to realize that he isn’t straight. He is starting to question his sexuality but is also afraid of what that means. I really love how Nick is always trying to take care of Charlie, especially against his ex. 

This book ends on a cliffhanger with Charlie and Nick’s relationship. I hate that there is strife but I know all relationships have their issues that have to be worked through. I am so happy I decided to reread this series and will be jumping right into volume 2. 

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