First book of the Heartstopper series
Originally Published: February 7, 2019
By: Alice Oseman
Fantastic illustrations that sometimes don’t even need words to convey what they’re showing combined with a gushingly romantic storyline will instantly hook you on the first volume of Heartstopper.
After being outed the previous year, Nick is still getting over the bullying that he encountered for being gay. When rugby jock Charlie starts befriending him, Nick is weary until he sees that Charlie’s intentions are harmless. Nick starts to crush on straight Charlie, and it turns out Charlie might be crushing back on Nick.
The drawings in this graphic novel are swoon worthy. You’ll feel like you’re watching a movie by the way Alice Oseman includes the blushing of their faces and stolen glances. It’ll bring a smile to your face as you witness this love story unfold.
Final say: Your heart will burst. ★★★★★