The Heartstopper Books in Order:Your Guide to this Series
Want to read the Heartstopper books in order but don’t know where to start? Check out this guide Alice Oseman’s Heartstopper series of graphic novels while we wait for season 3 on Netflix!
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Whenever I discover a good Netflix series that has been adapted from a book, the first thing I do if I enjoy it…is to go read the book.
I am the only one who feels like I have to compare Netflix’s adaptation to the original story?
As soon as I saw the first season of Heartstopper I headed right on over to my library to read all of Alice Oseman’s books.
So While you are waiting for the third season of Heartstopper on Netflix, let’s talk about these Alice Oseman books and reading the Heartstopper Books in Order.
What is the Heartstopper book Series about
Alice Oseman originally self-published a print run of her online comic in 2018. Hachette Children’s Group acquired the rights to publish and the first official volume of Heartstopper was published in the spring of 2019.
The Graphic Novel Series Heartstopper follows the story of Charlie Spring, a shy and openly gay, teenager and Nick Nelson, a friendly and popular rugby player who is still coming to terms with his sexuality.
The series explores their friendship, budding romance, and the challenges they face as they navigate the complexities of high school life, friendship, mental health and self-discovery.
How Many Heartstopper Books Are There?
There are now four volumes of the Heartstopper graphic novels and the fifth and final volume of the series is expected to be released in January 2024. There is also a companion book, titled Heartstopper Yearbook. Then there are Oseman’s spin-off novellas, some of which feature the beloved Heartstopper characters.
How to read the Heartstopper Books in Order
So to help us all out and to hold us off until the next season comes to Netflix, here are is the volumes of Heartstopper and the reading order that I suggest. All volumes are listed with the bookseller’s description.
Shy and softhearted Charlie Spring sits next to rugby player Nick Nelson in class one morning. A warm and intimate friendship follows, and that soon develops into something more for Charlie, who doesn't think he has a chance.
But Nick is struggling with feelings of his own, and as the two grow closer and take on the ups and downs of high school, they come to understand the surprising and delightful ways in which love works.
Nick and Charlie are best friends, but one spontaneous kiss has changed everything. In the aftermath, Charlie thinks that he's made a horrible mistake and ruined his friendship with Nick, but Nick is more confused than ever.Love works in surprising ways, and Nick comes to see the world from a new perspective. He discovers all sorts of things about his friends, his family... and himself.
Charlie didn't think Nick could ever like him back, but now they're officially boyfriends. Nick has even found the courage to come out to his mom.But coming out isn't something that happens just once, and Nick and Charlie try to figure out when to tell their friends that they're dating. Not being out to their classmates gets even harder during a school trip to Paris. As Nick and Charlie's feelings get more serious, they'll need each other more than ever.
This unreleased novel is the fifth volume of the much-loved heartstopper series!
Nick and Charlie are in love. They’ve finally said those three little words, and Charlie has almost persuaded his mum to let him sleep over at Nick’s house. He wants to take their relationship to the next level... but can he find the confidence he needs? And with Nick going off to university next year, is everything about to change?
Extra Books in the HeartStopper Universe to read while you wait for the next adventures of the Heartstopper gang
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?
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!
So hopefully this guide to the Heartstopper Books in Order help tide you over while you wait for the next adventures of the Heartstopper gang.