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If you’re a fan of graphic novels and comics, you must have heard about Alice Oseman’s series of graphic novels- Heartstopper. Or maybe you’re new to the series, and looking for the reading order of the novels. Either way, this book list has all the Heartstopper books in order.
You’ll find all the details about the chronological order of volumes of Heartstopper series, book summaries and the best way to read the beloved graphic novel.
Plus, you’ll also find some additional details regarding Alice Oseman’s books and update about the Heartstopper Netflix TV show to enrich your Heartstopper obsession.
What is the Heartstopper Series All About?
The Heartstopper is a young adult graphic novel series that follows the journey of two boys Nick and Charlie, who are learning to navigate their life through high school; friendship, romance. The series also delves into the themes of adolescence, sexuality and self-discovery.
Who is the Author of the Heartstopper Series?
The Heartstopper book series was written by Alice Oseman and was originally a webcomic on Tumblr and Tapas. The series has over 52.1 million views!
The printed edition of the Heartstopper Volume One was published in 2019 by Hachette Children’s Group.
Osman is also the author of other novels including, Solitaire, her first novel about mental illness and Radio Silence.
Is Heartstopper Suitable for Adults?
The queer romance graphic novel is suitable for tweens, young adults and adults. In fact, Heartstopper is a sweet and charming story for the fans of books that explores the themes of coming-of-age romance, friendship and mental health.
How Many Books Are in The Heartstopper Series
As of March 2023, the Heartstopper Series has four books. The fifth and final instalment in the series, Heartstopper: Volume Five is expected to release in November 2023.
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Heartstopper Netflix TV Series
In 2021 Netflix announced the Heartstopper series TV adaptation with eight-episode half-hour series. The TV show was released on 22 April 2022, with Alice Oseman as the creator, writer and executive producer.
Heartstopper TV adaptations stars Kit Connor as Nick Nelson, Joe Locke as Charlie Spring and Jenny Walser as Tori Spring.
The Heartstopper TV series ranked one of the most popular romance books to TV series of 2022, with just two days after its release!
It was reported that the series was a hit with Netflix audiences worldwide, and made it into Netflix’s top ten list in 54 countries!
And it turns out now Netflix has renewed the series for a second and third season, but yet to announce the release dates.
Complete Heartstopper Series in Order
- #1: Heartstopper Volume one (2018)
- # 2: Heartstopper Volume two(2019)
- # 3: Heartstopper Volume three (2020)
- # 4: Heartstopper Volume four (2021)
- # 5: Heartstopper Volume five (expected November 2023)
Heartstopper Series spin-off novella and extra editions
- Nick and Charlie: A Heartstopper Novella (2015)
- The Heartstopper Colouring Book (2020)
- The Heartstopper Yearbook (2022)
Praises for Heartstopper Series by Alice Oseman:
Absolutely delightful. Sweet, romantic, kind. Beautifully paced. I loved this book.” — Rainbow Rowell, author of Carry On
Nick and Charlie’s lighthearted and tender romance is delightful, and the genuine heart present in the characters makes for a wholesome and uplifting ride… Incredibly lovable from start to finish. ” — Kirkus Reviews, starred review
Realistic yet uplifting, this tale of self-discovery will make readers’ hearts skip a beat.” — School Library Journal
Not only does Oseman imbue Charlie and Nick with plenty of charm and vulnerability, she also treats them (and their interior worlds) with a level of understanding and care that elevates the story, blending the genres of teen romance and coming-of-age in a highly moving manner. The resulting product is an understated exploration of love and self, full of quiet joy.” — The AV Club
Volumes of Heartstopper Books in Order with Book Summaries:
Heartstopper: Volume One
Charlie and Nick meet at a British all-boys grammar school.
Nick is a jovial and kind-hearted rugby player while Charlie is highly-strung and openly gay. The past year wasn’t great for Charlie, but thankfully he hasn’t been bullied anymore.
Charlie and Nick quickly become friends and Charlie starts to have feelings for Nick, despite having little hope. But love always works in mysterious and surprising ways, and sometimes good things are just around the corner.
Heartstopper: Volume Two
Goodreads Choice Award Nominee for Best Graphic Novels & Comics (2019)
Best friends Nick and Charlie’s relationship has taken a turn after their first kiss.
Charlie is certain that Nick isn’t a bit interested in him. But in reality, Nick is still trying to figure out everything in his head. Love leads him to a new journey of self-discovery. As he begins to explore a new perspective of his own emotions, he discovers new things about his family, friends and himself.
Heartstopper: Volume Three
Despite Charlie’s initial uncertainties, Nick and him are officially a couple.
Nick has even shown the courage to come out to his mother. Yet, coming out isn’t something that one can get away with, now they both have to decide when to inform their friends about their relationship. Not being open to their friends becomes even harder during their school trip to Paris.
As their emotions deepens Nick and Charlie need each other’s company, now more than ever.
Heartstopper: Volume Four
As Charlie and Nick’s relationship blossoms, Charlie thinks he is ready to say it out loud the three little words- I love you.
And so is Nick, but his mind is also preoccupied with the questions about discussing his relationship with his dad, and Charlie’s possible eating disorder. As the new school year starts, both Nick and Charlie’s feelings become serious, they must learn about the true meaning of love and navigate their relationship through the challenges that lie ahead.
Heartstopper box set
This book set includes Heartstopper Series Volume 1-4 Books.
Heartstopper Series Extra books
Nick and Charlie by Alice Oseman
Nick and Charlie’s relationship is no longer a secret.
Everyone knows their inseparable bond and love for each other. But their relationship is put to the test, when Nick decides to join the university and Charlie, who is a year younger, will be left behind.
As the time for their inevitable separation draws closer, Nick and Charlie begin to question whether their long-distance relationship is going to stand the test of time. Charlie starts to worry whether he is holding Nick back, while Nick is unsure of how Charlie feels.
As the doubts and insecurities begin to surface, their future together becomes uncertain.
People say first love rarely lasts forever, but Nick and Charlie are determined to make it work! Can they really defy the odds?
The Heartstopper Colouring Book by Alice Oseman
This coloring book has all the fan-favorite characters and scenes, such as Nick and Charlie’s first kiss and their trip to Paris, and includes guest appearances from Nellie, Tao, Elle, Tara, Darcy, and more!
Featuring empty word balloons to fill in with your own creative dialogue, as well as the entire Tara/Darcy mini-comic, this book has something for everyone.
The Heartstopper Yearbook by Alice Oseman
The Heartstopper Yearbook is packed full of exclusive content from the Heartstopper universe: never-before-seen illustrations, an exclusive minicomic, character profiles, trivia, and insight into Alice Oseman’s creative process, narrated by a cartoon version of Alice herself.
In full-color for the first time, this companion book is perfect for fans of Heartstopper!
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