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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 ☹️ 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 😂)

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Read Heartstopper Vol. 3

Read Heartstopper (Heartstopper, #3)

In this volume we’ll see the Heartstopper gang go on a school trip to Paris! Not only are Nick and Charlie navigating a new city, but als…

A good deepening of their story, with more complicated feelings and issues. Learning to trust each other with harder things, and trust each other to care about them despite their flaws.

Somehow I missed that this was set in England till this book. 😂 It’d be cool to live somewhere you can go to Paris on a school trip. We were like, woo jazz festival in Santa Barbara!

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Read Heartstopper Volume 1

Read Heartstopper (Heartstopper, #1)

Charlie, a highly-strung, openly gay over-thinker, and Nick, a cheerful, soft-hearted rugby player, meet at a British all-boys grammar school. Friendship blooms quickly, but could there be something more…?

Charlie Spring is in Year 10 at Truham Grammar School for Boys. The past year hasn’t been too great, but at least he’s not being bullied anymore. Nick Nelson is in Year 11 and on the school rugby team. He’s heard a little about Charlie – the kid who was outed last year and bullied for a few months – but he’s never had the opportunity to talk to him.

They quickly become friends, and soon Charlie is falling hard for Nick, even though he doesn’t think he has a chance. But love works in surprising ways, and sometimes good things are waiting just around the corner…

Cute! A gentle cliffhanger. Getting book 2 from the library right away… I see there are 5 books and the last one’s not out till next year 🙁

In the first few pages, I confused the love interest with the “bad guy” which made it all confusing until I figured out they were different people. Oops!