Heartstopper Volume 3 | Review

☾ about the book

Title: Heartstopper Volume 3
Author: Alice Oseman
Series: Heartstopper
Published: 2020
Format: paperback, graphic novel
Pages: 384
Rating: ★★★★★
Trigger Warnings: homophobia, eating disorders, self harm

☾ the synopsis

In this volume we’ll see the Heartstopper gang go on a school trip to Paris! Not only are Nick and Charlie navigating a new city, but also telling more people about their relationship AND learning more about the challenges each other are facing in private…
Meanwhile Tao and Elle will face their feelings for each other, Tara and Darcy share more about their relationship origin story, and the teachers supervising the trip seem… rather close…?

☾ the characters

Nick finally figured it out – he’s bisexual.
And now that he’s out to some of his friends, in a happy relationship with Charlie and comfortable he wants to come out to more people – his mom takes it well, but his big brother is still homophobic – just like Nick’s friend Harry.
Meanwhile, Charlie is struggling with body image issues, and he definitely doesn’t want to ruin the relationship he has with Nick, even though he’s scared that Nick will face the same hate that he once did.

☾ the world building

The story is set in Truham, Great Britain and Paris, France.

☾ what i liked about this book

I loved everything about this book!
It was just what I was hoping for, incredibly diverse, and in-your-face accurate about the experience with coming out, being outed and discovering who you are without compromising your situation.
The art style is adorable and the graphic novel is a really quick read,. perfect for those times when you just want a little bit of romance to cheer you up.

☾ what i didn’t like about this book

There was nothing I disliked about this book!

☾ should you read this book?

If you are a fan of Red, White and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston or Simon Vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda and Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli, the Heartstopper graphic novels are the perfect read for you!

Have you read the third Volume in the Heartstopper series? Share your thoughts below but don’t forget to keep them spoiler free!

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