Heartstopper: Volume 1 by Alice Osman

Published July 27, 2022

Heartstopper: Volume 1 by Alice Osman

Book info

  • Title Heartstopper: Volume 1
  • Author Alice Osman
  • Year 2018
  • Genre Romance

Charlie and Nick are at the same school, but they've never met ... until one day when they're 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 Nick is more interested in Charlie than either of them realised. By Alice Oseman, winner of the YA Book Prize, Heartstopper is about love, friendship, loyalty and mental illness. It encompasses all the small stories of Nick and Charlie's lives that together make up something larger, which speaks to all of us.


After whipping through the TV show in super quick time, I was curious to see what the source material was like. I’m not a huge graphic novel reader but had to dip into this one and was glad I did. The art is of a unique style, quite scrappy, but it draws you in and you connect as if you could have drawn it yourself. The story is very similar to what occurs on TV, although it finishes much sooner than the episodes do, so I’m already interested to read what happens in volume two.

Rating: 5 / 5

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