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The product arrived in perfect condition. Really satisfied with the time take for delivery as well especially in this pandemic. As for the content, well it's Nick and Charlie. They can breathe I'll be ready with my tissue box.
[(Yes, rating it full stars while I am at 60 percent of the book because I know it's going to be that and ...well, I had to take a break from all that crying for every stupid sad and happy thing these kids have been doing.) Will edit the review as soon as I am done with the book.]
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.
This was honestly the sweetest thing that i have ever read, Charlie with his insecurities about nick leaving for university and Nick with his insecurities about ever leaving Charlie.
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.
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.
I was going to say that this story by talented YA writer Alice Oseman gives a great emotional insight into first love. But actually this lovely novella about two teenagers who have been together for a couple of years, but who are now facing separation as one of them heads off to Uni, shows great insight into love at any age. Speaking as someone on the wrong side of 40, what really resonated with me was Ms Oseman's insight into human emotions, the tensions present in most relationships and how damn easy it is to mess it up if you don't say what you really feel. Well done Alice Oseman. Adults could learn a lot from this book!
If you are a fan of Alice Oseman's Heartstopper this is a must-read! If not you will still like it as these boys are adorable ♥ And if you haven't already read you should totally read Heartstopper, you won't regret it!!! Nick&Charlie rocksss!!!
A big fan of Alice Oseman and so wasn't surprised to absolutely adore this novella with returning favourite characters from previous stories of hers. Would recommended to anyone in need of a heart warming love story <3