Heartstopper by Alice Oseman | Books | Web Series: Alice Oseman produced the webcomic series called Heartstopper. It is accessible on Tapas, Webtoon, and Tumblr. Hachette Children’s Group (HCG) published Heartstopper Volume One more widely in Spring 2019, followed by Volume Two in July of the same year. in the very next year (2020) they acquired the rights to the third and fourth volumes of the novel. The fifth and last volume is all set to be released on February 2, 2023.
Books – Heartstopper by Alice Oseman
A high-strung, openly gay over-thinker named Charlie and a joyful, kindhearted rugby player named Nick meet at a British grammar school only for boys. Quickly, a friendship develops, but might there be more?
At Truham Grammar School for Boys, Charlie Spring is a Year 10 student. It hasn’t been a wonderful year, but at least he isn’t being bullied anymore. Year 11 student Nick Nelson plays rugby for his school. Charlie, the youngster who was outed a year ago and mistreated for a few months, has been mentioned to him a little, but he hasn’t had the chance to speak to him.
A boy encounters a boy. Boys ally themselves. Boys find love. A pleasant and endearing coming-of-age tale that considers coming out and the topics of friendship and love.
Rugby player Nick Nelson sits next to the quiet and kind Charlie Spring in class one morning. Following is a warm and close friendship that quickly turns into more for Charlie, who really doesn’t feel he has a chance. But Nick is also dealing with his own emotions, and as they become closer and experience the highs and lows of high school, they learn the surprising and beautiful ways that love operates.
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Despite being great friends, things between Nick and Charlie have altered after an unexpected kiss. In the aftermath, Charlie believes he messed up and broke up with Nick, but Nick is now more perplexed than ever. Nick gains a fresh perspective on the world as a result of the strange ways that love operates. He learns a lot about his buddies, his family, and even himself.
Charlie and Nick have started a formal relationship, despite the fact that he never thought Nick would miss him. Even telling his parents that he is gay took courage for Nick. Being open about their relationship isn’t something that happens only once, so Nick and Charlie try to decide when to tell their friends. They find it much harder to keep their sexual orientation a secret from their classmates when they are on a school trip to Paris. The closer Nick and Charlie become to one another, the more they will rely on one another.
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Since things between Charlie and Nick have been going so well, Charlie believes he is prepared to say the three simple words, “I love you.” Nick agrees but is distracted by several things, including the idea of telling his father that he is gay and the possibility that Charlie has an eating condition. Nick and Charlie will need to discover what true love entails as the new school year gets underway.
Heartstopper is a sweet coming-of-age tale about two boys who navigate high school and end up becoming unusual friends before realizing their relationship may be more than simply a friendship.
Kit Conner plays the out-of-his-league love interest Nick Nelson in Heartstopper, which is based on the best-selling comic books by Alice Oseman, and Joe Locke plays uncomfortable but out Charlie. Charlie’s motley crew of misfits, which also includes Yasmin Finney and William Gao, makes up the cast. Heartstopper is extraordinarily endearing, extraordinarily strange, and extraordinarily British.
Hearstopper has a television adaptation in the works after See-Saw Films purchased the license in July 2019. An eight-episode television series with a script by Alice Oseman and performances by Kit Connor and Joe Locke as Charlie Spring and Nick Nelson was given the production green light by the streaming service Netflix in February 2020. It was published on April 22, 2022, and a 2nd and 3rd seasons were subsequently added.
Heartstopper: Volume 1 was re-released on April 28, 2022, as a tie-in to the adaptation. The new cover art included Nick Nelson replicating the originally designed cover and Joe Locke and Kit Connor portraying Charlie Spring. Following the release of the Netflix adaptation, the graphic novel overtook other children’s books as the best-selling title in the UK.
About Author – Alice Oseman
Award-winning novelist, illustrator, and screenwriter Alice Oseman was born in Kent, England, in 1994. She is an accomplished writer, illustrator, and screenwriter. I WAS BORN FOR THIS, SOLITAIRE, LOVELESS, and RADIO SILENCE are four of her YA contemporary books about teen mishaps. She is the author, executive producer, and creator of the television version of the LGBTQ+ young adult romantic webcomic HEARTSTOPPER, which is released on Netflix. She also created the webcomic, which is now available in print from Hachette Children’s Books, with the same name.
At the age of 19, Alice had her first book, SOLITAIRE, published. The Goodreads Choice Awards, the Carnegie Medal, the Inky Awards, and the YA Book Prize have all recognized her YA books with nominations. Alice enjoys writing, sketching, and semi-proficient piano playing in addition to Pokémon video games.