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Read Heartstopper Vol 4

Read Heartstopper (Heartstopper #4) by Alice Oseman

Charlie didn’t think Nick could ever like him back, but now they’re officially boyfriends. Charlie’s beginning to feel ready to say those three little words: I love you.

Nick’s been feeling the same, but he’s got a lot on his mind – not least coming out to his dad, and the fact that Charlie might have an eating disorder.

As summer turns to autumn and a new school year begins, Charlie and Nick are about to learn a lot about what love means.

Heartstopper is about love, friendship, loyalty and mental illness. It encompasses all the small stories of Nick and Charlie’s lives that together make up something larger, which speaks to all of us.

This was pretty rough on these kids, mental health crisis and bullying and stressful coming out ☚ī¸ It’s handled really well, modeling healthy behavior for people on both sides of mental health challenges. It’s pretty blatantly done but this is a YA story so I’m all about making sure kids know how to get help and help each other (because as the book says, love doesn’t cure mental illness). Reminded me of the (well-done) coming out episode of Schitt’s Creek (except I wasn’t worried it’d be made light of the whole book 😂)

By Tracy Durnell

Writer and designer in the Seattle area. Freelance sustainability consultant. Reach me at She/her.

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