Our Bookseller says:If there’s one thing Heartstopper is going to do, it’s serve tenderness. A bisexual chav rugby bro and an earnest gay drummer falling in love? Incredible. A cast of side characters with their own stories? I love to see it! Teenage characters actually behaving like teenage characters? Music to my ears, bro. I like Heartstopper because it’s sweet and wholesome, but I also love Heartstopper because Alice Oseman understands that having an all-queer friend group is the norm for gay people, not the anomaly. Read the graphic novel before the Netflix adaptation–not because the book is necessarily better, but because that way you can get double the Heartstopper in your life. – Gaby
Shy and softhearted Charlie Spring sits next to rugby player Nick Nelson in class one morning. A warm and intimate friendship follows, and that soon develops into something more for Charlie, who doesn’t think he has a chance.
But Nick is struggling with feelings of his own, and as the two grow closer and take on the ups and downs of high school, they come to understand the surprising and delightful ways in which love works.