“I love Nick. I love Nick so, so much. But what I’ve realised through all of this is that we need other people too. Siblings. Parents. Friends. More friends. A therapist. Even teachers, sometimes. That doesn’t mean our relationship isn’t strong. If anything… I think we’re stronger now.” – 5/5 stars!
Attention! This book contains: eating disorders, beach days, coming out, the three words, depression, self-harm, an emotional rollercoaster and a lot of love.
Boy meets boy. Boys become friends. Boys fall in love. The bestselling LGBTQ+ graphic novel about life, love, and everything that happens in between: this is the fourth volume of HEARTSTOPPER, for fans of The Art of Being Normal, Holly Bourne and Love, Simon.
Charlie didn’t think Nick could ever like him back, but now they’re officially boyfriends. Charlie’s beginning to feel ready to say those three little words: I love you.
Nick’s been feeling the same, but he’s got a lot on his mind – not least coming out to his dad, and the fact that Charlie might have an eating disorder.
As summer turns to autumn and a new school year begins, Charlie and Nick are about to learn a lot about what love means.
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.
This is the fourth volume of Heartstopper, which has now been optioned for television by See-Saw Films.
Definitely the most emotional and serious book of the series.
Even though I feel like the series has changed a lot – in terms of the story and character development, and evident changes in focus -, I still think this installment was amazing. I’m still very invested in the characters and their story! There’s definitely many cutesy moments as one can expect from this series, but the focus of the story is on the serious topics.
Alice Oseman does an amazing job portraying the topics described in the book in a very healthy manner, which includes eating disorders, self-harm and depression (be aware of these trigger warnings!).
And now there’s only one book left. I’m getting sad to know it will be over soon! I’m excited to see what will happen next and how the series will be wrapped up!