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I pre-ordered this one. If you've read and enjoyed all the Heartstopper graphic novels this one is for you. Same Characters who I love so much Nick and Charlie. This is a short story at just under 200 pages, so easy reading. The odd beautiful illustrations within too. Devoured within an hour.
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.
I loved Solitaire when I picked it up in July and when I heard about this novella, I knew I would have to read it. I loved the little snippets we got of Nick and Charlie’s relationship throughout Solitaire, so it was exciting to think about them getting their own story.
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.
'Nick and Charlie' is a cute short story about the main characters from the Grapic Novel Series ,,Heartstopper" which I fell in love with last year.
In fact that was a very quick and cute read. There was some graduation struggle, some long-distance fear and heartbreak, but mainly cute scenes with Nick and Charlie "being boring together", as Charlie would say.
Duh, dude, cuddling and doing other couple things is not boring. Charlie constantly saying that annoyed me a bit as well as the unneeded drama.
However, if you want to read more about the cutest couple alive you will have fun with this book, and there are some awesome drawings as well!
I guess since this book was written prior to the Heartstopper series, the author had a different idea about these two characters back then. It's just a little jarring to read, that's all. Nick and Charlie in this story are more angsty teenagers with terrible communication skills, while the Nick and Charlie that I and many others love from Heartstopper just feel more mature and kind to one another.
This book makes it a point to say Nick and Charlie are in a good relationship, but the examples given tend toward the typical toxic teenage relationship, or rather, how a young person thinks a good relationship should be. In Heartstopper, their relationship IS really a good relationship. You can't say that it's a progression of them growing older either since "Nick and Charlie" is set 2 years after Heartstopper. All I can guess is that it shows the author's own maturity.
What a quick, cute read but with enough angst to make it a little less fluff! I loved seeing Nick and Charlie a little ways into the future from the comics and seeing how they're doing. As a couple, they're still working together but having some difficulties communicating (didn't we all at 17/18)? Of course, with how short this is, anything else I mention is going to be a spoiler, so I'll just recommend taking an hour to read this!