AGHHH This was so CUTE!
Title: Heartstopper: Volume One
Author: Alice Oseman
Series: Heartstopper #1
Published May 5th, 2020 by Graphix (first published September 2016)
Genre: YA, Romance, LGBTQ+
“Boy meets boy. Boys become friends. Boys fall in love. A sweet and charming coming-of-age story that explores friendship, love, and coming out.
Shy and softhearted Charlie Spring sits next to rugby player Nick Nelson in class one morning. A warm and intimate friendship follows, and that soon develops into something more for Charlie, who doesn’t think he has a chance.
But Nick is struggling with feelings of his own, and as the two grow closer and take on the ups and downs of high school, they come to understand the surprising and delightful ways in which love works.” -Goodreads
I have not read a graphic novel in so long! This one was perfect to get me out of my tunnel down the fantasy rabbit hole.
I picked it up at Target a few days ago. I finished it the next day. I am now anxiously awaiting the second one.
This volume leaves off on a cliffhanger right as we were getting to the good parts. I love stories that leave you begging for more.
The story is so cute. It focuses on two high school-aged boys falling in love. Charlie and Nick’s romance is so touching and relatable. Whoever you are and wherever your love interests are, we can all relate to the highs and very low lows of crushes and love in high school.
The illustrations are so cute. I think these like semi-minimalistic cartoon pencil drawings are perfect. The way the feelings are displayed through changing box sizes and illustrations on the background.
This graphic novel is so well done. I love it a lot.
As always, thanks for reading,
Star Rating: 4