The Heartstopper Novels
Today's post is an appreciation post for these graphic novels that I started reading at the end of 2021. If you are as submerged in the Young Adult genre as I am you probably already know them. Yes, I am talking about the Heartstopper Volumes by Alice Oseman. Here we go!
Heartstopper is a romantic LGBT story following Charlie and Nick. The two of them meet and Charlie slowly starts to fall for Nick, but does he feel the same or is Nick actually straight like many people are saying. They instantly become good friends, but is there room for more?
This is basically the storyline that is being covered in the first Volume. When I was writing this post I had just finished reading Volume 2. Let me tell you that I absolutely fell in love. These characters are just adorable. It is a quick read since it is a graphic novel, but there is so much to look at. I love that the drawings can be very simple, yet the next page can be very detailed. The emotions characters are feeling are so easy to notice. It genuinely makes me happy to read these novels. The fact that it is a quick read helped me for instance when I had just read a terrible book, and I just wanted to read something that I knew was going to be fun. And I honestly can't wait to read the next Volume. There are currently four volumes, but according to Alice Oseman, there is definitely more to come. I simply can't wait till I have the third volume in my hands. The Heartstopper novels are books that will be reread often for sure!
Next to having written these graphic novels, Alice Oseman also has YA novels published. An example is Solitaire. This book is actually about Charlie's sister, Victoria. I have not read it yet, but I heard many good things about it, and honestly, I can't wait to get into more of her work.
One warning from me: please check trigger warnings for these books. There is a lot of talk about mental illnesses etc. in Oseman's books. So if this is something that is a sensitive topic for you, check those out. My advice is to check her website. There is a list with trigger warnings for all her works.
I hope you enjoyed this post! And let me know if you love Heartstopper just as much as I am loving it!