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Nick and Charlie (A Heartstopper novella) Paperback – 6 August 2020
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Praise for SOLITAIRE:
“The Catcher in the Rye for the digital age” The Times
“The most honest and authentic account of modern teenage life that you’ll read this year… outstanding contemporary fiction with appeal to fans of John Green.” The Bookseller
‘A very authentic, teenage voice’ – Sunday Times
‘Solitaire is an extraordinary novel … [Oseman] has captured her characters’ rage, humour and insecurity with aplomb.’ The Financial Times
‘Oseman proves herself a clever, witty writer’ Publishers Weekly
“Full of wit, cynicism, sarcasm and humour. This book is relatable yet original at the same time.” Goodreads review
About the Author
Alice Oseman was born in 1994 in Kent, England. She completed a degree in English at Durham University in 2016 and is currently a full-time writer and illustrator. Alice can usually be found staring aimlessly at computer screens, questioning the meaninglessness of existence, or doing anything and everything to avoid getting an office job. Alice's first book, SOLITAIRE, was published when she was nineteen.
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- Publisher : HarperCollinsChildren’sBooks (6 August 2020)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 176 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0008389667
- ISBN-13 : 978-0008389666
- Reading age : 13 years and up
- Item Weight : 160 g
- Dimensions : 12.9 x 1.4 x 19.8 cm
- Country of Origin : United Kingdom
- Best Sellers Rank: #10,278 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
- Customer Reviews:
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All the feels! Nick and Charlie! You two are so cute. Never ever think of anything else other than being together, okay? Do you two hear me shouting this with all the tears on my face and my nose all blocked that I sound like a dying record?
Of course, you two cannot hear me.
Ok. Trying to be act mature and write a readable review, here I go:
I would recommend this book to anyone and everyone especially to those like me who has been following The Heartstoppers comic series. And I would recommend you to read this before reading the next volume of the comic series, the Volume 4.
In this book, Nick is all set to go to a new University while Charlie has to stay behind for a year to complete school. The main issues that the couple has to deal with is the topic of far distance relationship and if they're actually going to go through a break-up.
Yes, it broke my heart. And I kept crying for everything. If Nick says Hi, I cry. If Charlie nods, I cry. Then tell me what am I supposed to do when they are so cute together or stay apart from each other due to a misunderstanding or when they actually has a fight or when they're not talking to each other for days or when they actually get back together? Of course, I cried!
And I cried again because the book ended too fast. Like why? This book isn't even a prologue long compared to some other books. Yes, I cried for that too. These kids in love make me a mess.
All. The. Time.
Yes, there's nothing like acting mature and writing a proper review.
Is there anything called the reader got sick because of reading something too cute?
Because I am having a meltdown.
### I shout: UNDERRATED!
This is one of those YA LGBTQ books which is just perfect for any kind of reader because it's just written well and short.
Okay I can't wait to read Heartstopper because Nick and Charlie are the most precious characters ever written! It's Nick's last year at the school and soon he will leave for the university. Charlie finds it hard to imagine school without Nick and is feeling left out. Moreover the idea of long distance relationship brings out so many doubts. Again, a quick read that gives you a good Nick and Charlie fill if you missed that in Solitaire!
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So many authors like to show only the sweetness about a couple but i love how Alice Oseman has decided to show that relationships are not all rainbows and roses, that there are arguments, insecurities and sometimes tears. And only the strongest of relationships can overcome this. Five stars, absolutely loved it.
A short story about Nick heading off to university and what will happen between him and Charlie. Quite a sad sorry for part of it as Charlie believes they won't be able to go long distance and starts to act out about it in the wrong way. But we know these guys right. Absolutely love them both and this short story is keeping me going till Heartstopper Vol 4 is out.
A well deserved four stars from me. Highly recommend.
The novella follows the boys’ relationship as Nick is set to start university – which means moving away and a long-distance relationship. Charlie is happy to see Nick pursing his dreams, but is dreading the moment he’ll leave and Charlie will be left alone for the first time in two years. After spending every day together for so long, Charlie’s not sure he’ll be able to cope.
I loved this further insight into their relationship and I also liked that the story showed how one little thing, taken out of context and blown out of proportion, can so easily knock what seemed to be a rock-solid relationship off kilter. Charlie really struggles with the idea of Nick going to university and leaving him behind, he’s not sure if they’ll be able to make a long-distance work, and he begins to resent Nick.
The way that they both handled the relationship was frustrating to the reader because we know both sides and we can clearly see how much they love each other and I was really rooting for them to work it out and remain solid.
I really enjoyed watching the ups and downs of their relationship as the story progressed. Yes, it was frustrating at times, but it was also genuinely sweet and adorable.
The only downside was that I found the ending to be quite abrupt. I hadn’t expected it to end quite so suddenly and I was left a bit bewildered for a moment when I finished. Still, I highly recommend for fans of love stories and especially for people who enjoyed reading Solitaire and liked Nick and Charlie especially.