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Publisher's Summary

A short novella based on the beloved characters from Alice Oseman’s acclaimed debut novel Solitaire and graphic novel series Heartstopper – now a major Netflix series. From the author of the 2021 YA Book Prize winning Loveless.

Absence makes the heart grow fonder, right?

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…

©2020 Alice Oseman (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic Reviews

“The most honest and authentic account of modern teenage life that you’ll read this year...outstanding contemporary fiction with appeal to fans of John Green.” (The Bookseller)

"A very authentic, teenage voice." (Sunday Times

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loved it

although I only listened to the sample. I can tell the book is funny and charming. Nick and Charlie...you are the boys I wished I could have been 45 years ago.

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This is an emotional roller coaster <33

I LOVE THIS BOOK SO MUCH SINCE I GOT SICK THIS WEEKEND I ENDED UP READING HEARTSTOPPER VOLUME 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7 and i just listened to nick and charlie i admire this author ! i’ve never liked reading until i found Alice Oseman i’ve never felt this complete .. I can’t wait for more future books by Alice Oseman! i love nick and charlie so much at this point there all i think about and i have finally found my support author :))!!

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Soo cute

it was amazing I loved the storyline and it was the cutest thing I've ever read

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Amazing!

Realistic story not to over the top and completely comfortable to read, whilst also in the process of representing lgbtqia+ kids.

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Great

This book is very interesting. And I love the topic. Emotions are explained in detail and the narrators voice makes it better. Nick and Charlie are truly meant to be

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I know it’s a novella but left me want more. Also disappointed that the author only has a few audiobooks.

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literally the most realistic and gay novella ever

I have no idea how Alice Oseman does it but she does. She takes characters and gives them so much dimension that you look at yourself and think: “Why does a fictional character have more of a personality than me?” At least that was the case for me.

As someone who’s been in an incredibly “boring” but somehow fulfilling mlm relationship before, I can safely say she hit the nail right on the head. Not only that, but the argument that they had wasn’t overly dramatic like in some books. They had realistic responses to realistic problems and solved them like any healthy couple would. I’m also a huge fan of non-overly sexualized sex scenes that don’t talk about all the nitty gritty details of what every…*ahem*…part of the couple’s bodies are doing. Overall, I’d say the story is beautifully written and the amount of accurate (and ADORABLE) representation is appreciated!

The narrators also did a lovey job! I loved hearing the amount of emotion that was communicated solely through words and inflection. In my opinion it’s crazy how people can do that so i’ll never have anything bad to say about a voice actor/narrator. The scene with the argument felt so real and raw that I was genuinely concerned for the narrator. There was certain cues in the text that were reflected in the vocal performance and i really liked that.

Heartstopper will always have a special place in my heart so I might be a bit biased, but who cares! My review, my opinion lol. :)

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actually amazing

I've read the other heartstopper books but non of then have made me actually scream in frustration with the characters, sigh in relief when something gets resolved, and tear up when sad and happy things happened. overall 10/10 book!!

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Love this book with my whole heart!

I loved this book sm! it showed the struggles couples go through when they have to stop going to the same school, but how love can over rule anything. even the biggest arguments.

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so good

The sweetest book ever, even when they're fighting. Alice did such a wonderful job with this book, it feels so real.

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  • 08-21-20

my emo heart finds this adorable

Let's start a petition for every audiobook to be narrated by an English performer.

It was like music to my ears. I loved this little story and I cannot wait to get to read it in the graphic novel format 🥰

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  • 04-27-22

makes me feel warm

as a queer teenager in high school, i’ve currently never experienced romance, yet now i feel i have. rogue tears have trickled down my face and the story isn’t even sad: it’s the ability to experience the emotions of characters and become them, and it’s warmly sorrowful, because after the almost 2 hours of this audio book, the life that i was transferred into disappeared and now i feel empty (in a good way though :)

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  • Faith Benjamin
  • 06-06-22

Nick and Charlie

This audio book was amazing, i like how the narrators sounded like what what i’d imagined Nick and Charlie to sound like.

Beautiful story, everyone need to give this a listen or a read :)

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  • Estela
  • 05-01-22

10/10 would hear again

DBD BDBDBBDJD SNBZHZK ANSBH SJS NDHHD I LOVED THAT SO MUCH IT WAS SO CUTE

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  • Mal Malindros
  • 04-24-22

AHHHHHH

SCREAMING CRYING THROWING UP
I PHYSICALLY CANNOT THIS BOOK MADE MY DAY AND ALSO RUINED IT
HOW TF R THEY SO CUTE

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  • 04-24-22

IN TEARS I LOVE LOVE LOVE

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  • Deebs
  • 06-30-22

left you wanting more

Enjoyed it . liked the alternate chapters narrated by Nick and Charlie. Ends far too soon

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  • 06-14-22

Heartstoppingly beautifull

I cant get enough of Nick ans Charlie ever. Let's hope Alice Oseman keeps expanding the story over the years. I'd like to see more of this!

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  • zoe
  • 06-11-22

Great book

lovely thanks really enjoyed that book soo much was emotional funny and just great fun

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  • Ursie Phayre
  • 06-07-22

Best audiobook I have read in a long time

It is so good. Just brilliant. If you need a good read this is it.

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  • 04-30-22

i’m sobbing

how can a story make me cry and so happy at the same time waaa

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-27-22

Thank you

Thank you for giving the world a queer story that is hopeful, beautiful and pure. I’m so tired of seeing the representations always killing queer love off and pushing a narrative that we can’t have happy endings unless we’re straight. Just thank you so god damn much.

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  • 04-25-22

I hope Alice Oseman sleeps well every night

I love the show, the graphic novel and the books. Nick and Charlie OTP forever! Thank you Alice.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-23-22

Listened to after watching the series

I love this so much, I’m not used to audiobooks, but this makes me want to continue listening to her other books. This also makes me want there to be another season of the series.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-19-22

Heartwarming.

Literally adorable. I listened to this while painting heartstopper leaves on a canvas, thinking about my past. Very lovely.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-08-22

the sweetest story i’ve listened to yet

this story will forever be my favourite. it blew up all over tik tok and stuff but i never actually thought the story would be as touching as it was. sure it’s like almost every other typical teenage love story but there something about nick and charlie that just feels right. listening to them talk about each other makes me feel so happy, to know that maybe there is a nick and charlie irl keeps my hopes up in the love department. i would recommend this story to anyone who likes a good live story, it’s soothing to listen to and tbh it’s so so sweet. parts of it actually made me tear up haha. i do wish it was longer but it was so sweet. i’m aware there is other parts and i’m looking forward to reading them too. definitely 5/5 stars. so romantic❤️

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-28-22

Loved💗

amazing and lovely I can NOT explain it any other way, Nick and Charlie 4ever💗✌

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  • Jason Ryan Sharpe
  • 05-25-22

Heart Warming - Unstoppable

I started listening and once I did, I could not stop listening. It is heart warming and it made me cry.

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  • Idoya
  • 05-18-22

Literally crying ❤️

This is the most amazing thing ever
I love all of Alice’s things but heartstpper will always be my number one ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-16-22

SAD AS HECK BUT IT MADE ME SO HAPPY

Honestly this story made me so sad but in an amazing way!!!!! I honestly think Alice is my Favourite author now!!