romance · Young adult

Nick and Charlie – Alice Oseman ★★★★

Blurb; “CHARLIE: “I have been going out with Nick Nelson for two years. He likes rugby, Formula 1, dogs, the Marvel universe, the sound felt-tips make on paper, rain and drawing on shoes. He also likes me.”

NICK: “Things me and Charlie Spring do together include: Watch films. Sit in the same room on different laptops. Text each other from different rooms. Make out. Make food. Make drinks. Get drunk. Talk. Argue. Laugh. Maybe we’re kind of boring. But that’s fine with us.”

Everyone knows that Nick and Charlie are the perfect couple – that they’re inseparable. But now Nick is leaving for university, and Charlie will be left behind at Sixth Form. Everyone’s asking if they’re staying together, which is a stupid question – they’re ‘Nick and Charlie’, for God’s sake!

But as the time to say goodbye gets inevitably closer, both Nick and Charlie question whether their love is strong enough to survive being apart. Or are they delaying the inevitable? Because everyone knows that first loves rarely last forever…”

My Review; 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.

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