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Nick and Charlie: A Heartstopper Novella

By Mary Krawczyk, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Sweet couple faces upcoming separation in engaging novella.

Nick and Charlie book cover: Boy in red sweater reading a book with boy in blue t-shirt sleeping in his arms lying on bed together in bedroom

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This short and sweet novella will definitely appeal to fans of the Heartstopper series. In Nick and Charlie, the couple struggle with how to feel about Nick going off to university and an impending long distance relationship. Readers may relate to the end-of-school-year stress of exams and the unknown changes when a partner or close friend moves away. The feelings are somewhat realistic, but Charlie is over the top at times. His immaturity and the couple's several weeks of not talking seem overly dramatic given their honest and open communication in previous volumes. Overall, however, the endearing couple and their supportive family and friends keep readers engaged. Fans will be interested to see how the story and relationship move forward.

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