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Summary

A short novella based on the beloved characters from the graphic novel Heartstopper – soon to be a major Netflix series – and Alice Oseman’s debut novel Solitaire, which was praised as ‘The Catcher in the Rye for the digital age’ by The Times. 

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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Nick and Charlie brought to life.

Brilliant. Alice Oseman at her typical best. Narrators' voices soothed me and I love how Nick sounds! Beautifully boyish yet not too much so. Accurate depiction of teenage life.

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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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  • Emma
  • 24-02-21

What the fans wanted.

If you’re familiar with Nick and Charlie, then you will love this. It will provide you with some comfort and ease while we wait for the fourth installment of the graphic novel.

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  • Kenice
  • 13-02-21

Awww

I like that its short and spicy, it reinforced something I already know that I'm not suppose to do is compare our relationships to others. Sometimes the way we enjoy each other is not the way others enjoy each other and that's fine. If you watch other people you will be bothered by every single thing and won't move forward into who you need to be. It's only a hour and forty five mins in audible so it's a very quick Read.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-08-20

nick and charlie make me cry

actually sobbing over the both of them again, thanks alice oseman. also, cant believe how much i love them