From the mega-bestselling creator of Heartstopper, a must-have novella in which Heartstopper's lead characters, Nick and Charlie, face one of their biggest challenges yet.
Absence makes the heart grow fonder... right?
Everyone knows that Nick and Charlie love their nearly inseparable life together. But soon Nick will be leaving for university, and Charlie, a year younger, will be left behind. Everyone's asking if they're staying together, which is a stupid question... or at least that's what Nick and Charlie assume at first.
As the time to say goodbye gets inevitably closer, both Nick and Charlie start to question whether their love is strong enough to survive being apart. Charlie is sure he's holding Nick back... and Nick can't tell what Charlie's thinking.
Things spiral from there.
Everyone knows that first loves rarely last forever. What will it take for Nick and Charlie to defy the odds?
Praise for the Heartstopper series:
New York Times Bestseller
USA Today Bestseller
National Indie Bestseller
American Booksellers Association Indie Next Pick
YALSA Great Graphic Novels Selection
YALSA Quick Pick for Young Adult Readers
"Absolutely delightful. Sweet, romantic, kind. Beautifully paced. I loved this book." -- Rainbow Rowell, author of Carry On
"You'll smile watching Charlie and Nick open up to one another, and sigh as they tiptoe into romance… falling in love doesn’t get more charming than this." -- Ngozi Ukazu, New York Times bestselling author of Check, Please!
★ "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
"With all the blushing and awkward glances, it's difficult not to be charmed… The romance and realistic fiction will draw readers in to this sweet story." -- Booklist
"Will win readers with its sweet romance, its queer-friendly storyline, and its light-touch relationship drama… This graphic novel lives up to its heart-stopper title." -- The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"I was blown away. It's very tender, real, and wholesome. I read each book in one sitting." -- The Nerd Daily