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Publisher's Summary

A short novella based on the beloved characters from Alice Oseman’s acclaimed debut novel Solitaire and graphic novel series Heartstopper – now a major Netflix series. From the author of the 2021 YA Book Prize winning Loveless.

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

What the critics say

“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

What listeners say about Nick and Charlie

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Adorable

I adore Heartstopper so I was pretty much guaranteed to love this. Nick and Charlie are the cutest couple ever. Normally I don’t like books where the main conflict could have been easily avoided with just a conversation but this one felt very realistic. They’re both just high school students and the conflict was something a lot of high school kids go through.
The narrators were perfect. The accents felt real and not fake or forced the way they sometimes do in audio. They’re performances only added to the enjoyment.

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Wonderful, Absolutely Wonnderful

This book is quite sad, but in a good way. Alice is quite the amazing author and knows what she is doing. I feel that the Audio book was actually a lot more intense, as the narrators put forth a lot of effort into this. Overall, the plot was amazing, and I wish the best of luck towards Alice:)

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I can’t say enough

This is perhaps one of the best stories (comic, graphic novel, TV show, novella) of our generation. I CANNOT say enough. It’s beautiful, gorgeous and touches something so deep inside.
Love you Nick and Charlie (and Alice!!)

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Nick and Charlie

Not one dislike, I’m truly obsessed with Nick and Charlie and love everything about them and their story whether it’s fictional or not. Please never stop writing, I am in love

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Beyond amazing book

I have an emotional attachment to this book. To nick and Charlie. To their relationship. I yearn for something like that. The book and series in general is so well written in general. The voice actors did amazing and lived the characters SO WELL. Amazing, definitely recommend.

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SO GOOD

If you’re a fan of heartstopper you will love this! It’s so emotional and sweet and such a realistic story of coming of age and young love and heartbreak

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WOAW WOAW WOAW

Thank you Alice I really liked the audio book and the netflix series and the graphic novel u should continue!P.S. MAKE A SEASON 2 OF THE SERIES ON NETFLIX I BEG THX❤️

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Heartwarming

I loved it so much. It was such an emotional rollercoaster. I kinda cried in between and chuckled as well...best audible ever ❤️

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currently sobbing

crying and throwing up.

this is literally so good. i can’t get enough of them.

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Amazing!!

I watched the whole show in one day, I read all the book and loved them soooo much so I new that it wouldn’t be different you you definitely listen to this book it’s the cutes book ever!!

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  • 2022-05-02

loved it

although I only listened to the sample. I can tell the book is funny and charming. Nick and Charlie...you are the boys I wished I could have been 45 years ago.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2022-05-01

This is an emotional roller coaster <33

I LOVE THIS BOOK SO MUCH SINCE I GOT SICK THIS WEEKEND I ENDED UP READING HEARTSTOPPER VOLUME 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7 and i just listened to nick and charlie i admire this author ! i’ve never liked reading until i found Alice Oseman i’ve never felt this complete .. I can’t wait for more future books by Alice Oseman! i love nick and charlie so much at this point there all i think about and i have finally found my support author :))!!

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  • TippyT
  • 2022-05-22

Lovely and heartfelt

a lovely short story from the world of Heartstopper and Solitaire. beautifully written with believable emotion and a full story arc.

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  • Sonia
  • 2022-05-19

SO CUTEE

as someone who’s read all the heartstopper books, the show, and now this, I definitely recommend it. I just binged listened and am now sad because volume 5 not out yet. It’s so cute and I really think it’s now my favorite, it’s a quick and easy listen to and it just warms my heart. The ending makes me a little sad but i love it.

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  • Michael
  • 2022-05-19

lovely

I literally cried listening to this story. I wasn't prepared for the emotional roller-coaster. loved it.

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  • Lissa. Knight
  • 2022-05-19

Nick and Charlie; Young love

This book is truly amazing. The author did a fantastic job, this book goes in-depth into the webtoon characters minds. Alice Oseman’s writing represents multiple thing; the power of words, mental health awareness, and the LGBTQ+ community. I thank her so much for this adorable book.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2022-05-18

amazing

it was a great story and I almost cried about 80 times. I loved it!

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  • Roy
  • 2022-05-18

A Great LGBTQ love story

It's just the best series overall. The story follows Nick and Charlie after two years of going out. It is the love story we all want.

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  • Nicole Ryan
  • 2022-05-18

Oh my goodness I love this book

This book it actually amazing I have listened to it so many times in the past few days it’s just amazing. It is the best thing I have heard. It makes me feel so many emotions. Happiness, sadness, anger, nervous, and curiosity. It it’s a rollercoaster of amazing things and u can’t wait to listen to the rest of the books.

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  • Emily Lynd
  • 2022-05-18

In LOVE

I love this with all of my ❤️! I am sorry to say I am here after the movie but so far I have watched the show, read ALL of the comics and now hoping to get a start on this book series. the way the boys love makes me feel is crazy!!