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This is book number 1 in the Heartstopper series.
This is a beautifully told story for the romantics at heart. You will feel the nerves, the butterflies, and the frustration right alongside Charlie and Nick.— Eugenia
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. This edition features beautiful two-color artwork.
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.
Praise for the Heartstopper series:
"Absolutely delightful. Sweet, romantic, kind. Beautifully paced. I loved this book." -- Rainbow Rowell, author of Carry On
"You'll smile watching Charlie and Nick open up to one another, and sigh as they tiptoe into romance... falling in love doesn't get more charming than this." -- Ngozi Ukazu, New York Times bestselling author of Check, Please!
* "Nick and Charlie's lighthearted and tender romance is delightful, and the genuine heart present in the characters makes for a wholesome and uplifting ride... Incredibly lovable from start to finish. " -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review
"Realistic yet uplifting, this tale of self-discovery will make readers' hearts skip a beat." -- School Library Journal
"The romance and realistic fiction will draw readers in to this sweet story." -- Booklist
"Will win readers with its sweet romance, its queer-friendly storyline, and its light-touch relationship drama....This graphic novel lives up to its heart-stopper title." -- The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"A warm, comfortable story of fledgling love." -- Publishers Weekly
"The storytelling moves effortlessly from tearful poignance to laugh-worthy moments to stirring romance." -- The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"Not only does Oseman imbue Charlie and Nick with plenty of charm and vulnerability, she also treats them (and their interior worlds) with a level of understanding and care that elevates the story, blending the genres of teen romance and coming-of-age in a highly moving manner. The resulting product is an understated exploration of love and self, full of quiet joy." -- The AV Club
"A must-read for fans of slice-of-life high-school manga like Nio Nakatani's Bloom into You." -- Booklist