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Heartstopper by Alice Oseman (Heartstopper #1) Book review

RE-READ 2 (in the same day):

Parting is such sweet sorrow….

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WHAT DID I JUST READ *sobs dramatically*

I just…. my soul…. AHHHHH!!!!

I just finished it an hour ago and yet I’m still thinking about it… in fact I think after this review and a nice warm drink of coffee I’ll be reading it again… on the same day I bought it and read it (on top of the two other books I’m supposedly reading at the moment.)

Also it 100% cemented the fact that I should just read only lgbtq+ books from now on. I NEED THE FLUFFINESS IN MY LIFE and not the typical eyeroll of girl-guy drama in relationships.

Basically it was about this guy named Charlie who is out of the closet and openly gay. He’s been bullied last year about it but life is ok now. Nick is a rugby player he’s heard of Charlie but never talked to him until one day in January they sit together in form. They quickly make friends and Charlie falls hard for Nick but he doesn’t think he has a chance.

I HAVE NO WORDS

THIS WAS PERFECTION I WAS MAKING STARRY EYES FROM PAGE ONE!!!

I don’t even read Graphic Novels often but I will happily HAPPILY read this book and ugly cry over it. I didn’t want it to end. It was too short and that cliffhanger!!! HOW CAN JULY BE THAT FAR AWAY I JUST CANNOT COPE HERE!!!!

The characters were just about as well done as a piece of steak! Nick was just so cheerful and I honestly wanted a massive bear hug from him. Charlie was also such a special smol bean and the anxiety rep on him was so well done I actually could personally relate to him. I felt so exposed by the end. This definitely has become my guilty pleasure read and a book that could be Simon vs the Homosapiens Agenda’scompetition.

In fact, If Alice Oseman continues writing this book series to this extent and to this quality my god I think I’ll actually pass out from all this love and the heart eyed face I’d be constantly making. I wouldn’t be surprised if my face would be permanently stuck like that.

This was the book I needed. I was reading a lot of books I didn’t fall in love with recently and so finally meeting “The One” was just like me making a miraculous discovery: an epiphany!

I need the sequel. I need the sequel. I need the sequel. I need the sequel. I need the sequel. I need the sequel. I need the sequel. I need the sequel. I need the sequel. I need the sequel. I need the sequel. I need the sequel. I need the sequel. I need the sequel. I need the sequel. I need the sequel. I need the sequel. I need the sequel. I need the sequel. I need the sequel. I need the sequel. I need the sequel. I need the sequel. I need the sequel. I need the sequel. I need the sequel!!!!!!!

ACTUAL RATING: 5 STARS!!!!!!!

13 comments

ellipsis

I just submitted a recommendation form to my local library for this so I can read it :)

12th Mar, 19
sylvs

YAS!!!!! IT'S LITERALLY THE BEST BOOK EVER <3<3<3 CAN'T RECOMMEND IT ENOUGH

12th Mar, 19
damnedmonkey

I need the sequel injected into my eyes. That's all I'll say. The art is just sublimely beautiful. My friends ask me for the sequel when they finish reading my copy and I have to tell them to wait!

12th Mar, 19
sylvs

Heartstopper is quite literally a Heartstopper (see what I did there ;) ) You can read on Tapas: https://tapas.io/episode/444220 there are new parts of Heartstopper released every week basically! So the continuation of Nick + Charlie's story continues!!! XD

12th Mar, 19
ladybird

Lmao I feel the same way. I’m soooo sick of straight romance drama.

13th Mar, 19
sylvs

It's more like the books don't do straight romance justice! I'm holding out hope for To All The Boys I Loved Before tho :D

13th Mar, 19
ladybird

In reply to sylvs

Ahah true

14th Mar, 19
ladybird

Ohhhhh my god i just binge read the whole thing that was so good ahhhhh thank you so much for the recommendation!!!!

13th Mar, 19
sylvs

EKUYWEWEFU!!!!! YAS ALL GOOD!!!!!!!! WE NEED A HEARTSTOPPER COMMUNITY ASAP ON INSIDE A DOG!!!!! XD also hope you read the above comment on the Tapas website! THERES A CONTINUATION OF HEARTSTOPPER!!!

13th Mar, 19
ladybird

In reply to sylvs

The first few pages are actually out already!! There’s a new page posted about once a week I think

14th Mar, 19
sylvs

In reply to ladybird

YAS! I actually read the latest one today. I'm absolutely in love <3<3<3

14th Mar, 19
hermione

I COMPLETELY AGREE IT IS THE BEST THING EVER

22nd Mar, 19
sylvs

LITERALLY THE MOST AMAZING I'M STILL CRYING!!!!!!!

22nd Mar, 19