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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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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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Nick and Charlie

(on my mom's account) I LOVED THIS. I'm obsessed with Heartstopper, I've read every book, watched the show multiple times, and this auto book is my far my favorite out of them all. I will most likely listen to this again, and again, and again. I love this so much.

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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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I love them.

This was such a well done and realistic novella. Charlie doesn't handle the thought of Nick leaving for college very well and things get a little messy between them, kind of your typical teenage drama. They're both so precious, I hated seeing them at odds!

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Fantastic Book

Not only is this book extremely well written, the performance of this was outstanding. The readers for both Charlie and Nick really portray their characters extremely well. Highly recommend this, especially for a $5 buy.

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wow.

everything about this was just so perfect. the story was so lovely and omg the voice actors. they were so so so amazing. had so much emotions and read everything perfectly

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An absolute masterpiece

Ahhh this made me cry and made me so happy I absolutely love heart stopper and this book is just what i need because I’ve already read all the books and watched the first season and now i have to wait for the second season 😭 this is a masterpiece!!

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LOVE

I don’t know how Alice does this with all of their books. This is by far one of the best novellas I have ever come across.

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I. LOVE. THIS

i love this story i was sobbing at chapter 11. had me in the edge of my seat the whole time.

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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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  • 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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I LOVE THEM SO MUCH I WHY IS IT OVER

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  • 10-04-22

Loved this

It’s a short story but keeps you on you feet the whole time and I really enjoyed it.

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  • 09-24-22

Love it

I don’t know what it is About nick and Charlie I just love it so much

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  • 09-22-22

yes

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  • 09-13-22

Love it

Love it, It was good finding out what happened to Nick and Charlie, narrators made me believe I was there I felt every emotion the characters felt. my heart was torn at parts and high on others.

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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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  • 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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  • Anonymous User
  • 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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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-19-22

MY ISSUES HAVE BEEN FIXED!!

I have this thing with my mental issues but I’m pretty sure that they’ve been fixed now because of this. Tysm Alice. Hope your well. NICK AND CHARLIE FOR LIFE!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you for fixing my mental issues; And I would like this to help every dumb person who judges someone for they’re looks or personality. Love you Oseman.
-No one Important ✨☺️

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-25-22

A gift from god.

SUCH A ROLLER COASTER AND IM SO SAD ITS OVER 10/10 AMAZING FIVE STARS OMG

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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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