Graphic Novel Review > ‘Heartstopper Vol.1’ by Alice Oseman

Hello, my angels ~

Today, I have a graphic novel review for you all!!

Which you could tell by the title, so I don’t really know why I wrote that. ANYWAYS —

I’m not exactly sure how long this one is going to be, but I would still like to share my thoughts with you all!

Page Number



Graphic Novel > Contemporary; Romance; LGBTQIA+


Boy Meets Boy.
Boys Become Friends.
Boys Fall in Love.

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, and he’s sort of got a boyfriend, even if he’s kind of mean and only wants to meet up in secret.

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. That is, until the start of January, in which Nick and Charlie are placed in the same form group and made to sit together.

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…

From the author of Solitaire and Radio Silence comes a bind up of the first two chapters of Heartstopper, an ongoing webcomic.

Trigger Warnings?

Depictions of physical assault and bullying. Depictions are relatively short and not extremely graphic!


Confirmed gay main character, confirmed bisexual main character, confirmed bisexual side character, and confirmed lesbian side character

“You can’t tell whether people are gay by what they look like. And gay or straight aren’t the only two options.”

— Alice Oseman


This was,,,, so incredibly adorable.

I read this graphic novel for my friend Chanelle’s readathon, the VSCO Girl readathon (if you guys want to read my TBR post where I mention this book, it’ll be linked here!), and I wasn’t disappointed at all!

Charlie and Nick’s budding relationship is so pure while also being so healthy and it was something that really stuck with me. They’re just so nice to/for each other and I love it a whole lot.

Honestly, my main things with this graphic novel is that I love the representation and I love the budding couple. I don’t really have any deep or drawn out thoughts for this one.

Verdict ~

Cute as hell and I can’t wait to continue the series! I plan on reading what’s been posted online so far but eventually, I do want to own all of the volumes physically!

10/10 cuteness, do recommend.

Links ~

Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes and Noble | Book Depository | Chapters | Waterstones | Half Price Books

That’s all for me today, guys!

I hope you have a wonderful day and, until next time, don’t miss me too much ~

— Ash

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