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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

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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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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makes me feel warm

as a queer teenager in high school, i’ve currently never experienced romance, yet now i feel i have. rogue tears have trickled down my face and the story isn’t even sad: it’s the ability to experience the emotions of characters and become them, and it’s warmly sorrowful, because after the almost 2 hours of this audio book, the life that i was transferred into disappeared and now i feel empty (in a good way though :)

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Nick and Charlie

This audio book was amazing, i like how the narrators sounded like what what i’d imagined Nick and Charlie to sound like.

Beautiful story, everyone need to give this a listen or a read :)

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10/10 would hear again

DBD BDBDBBDJD SNBZHZK ANSBH SJS NDHHD I LOVED THAT SO MUCH IT WAS SO CUTE

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AHHHHHH

SCREAMING CRYING THROWING UP
I PHYSICALLY CANNOT THIS BOOK MADE MY DAY AND ALSO RUINED IT
HOW TF R THEY SO CUTE

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IN TEARS I LOVE LOVE LOVE

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I LOVE THEM SO MUCH I WHY IS IT OVER

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left you wanting more

Enjoyed it . liked the alternate chapters narrated by Nick and Charlie. Ends far too soon

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Heartstoppingly beautifull

I cant get enough of Nick ans Charlie ever. Let's hope Alice Oseman keeps expanding the story over the years. I'd like to see more of this!

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Great book

lovely thanks really enjoyed that book soo much was emotional funny and just great fun

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Best audiobook I have read in a long time

It is so good. Just brilliant. If you need a good read this is it.

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  • 02-05-22

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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  • 01-05-22

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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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-07-22

I Love It❤️❤️

I loved this book so much, I started it and I couldn't stop it until I finished it.

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  • bradley
  • 02-07-22

very good

I loved the narration it was so natural. the book itsself is excellent and made me cry more than one time! ❤️❤️

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  • Xitlali
  • 02-07-22

i love it

it’s so beautiful man!! i love this story i wanna keep listening! ahhh very much love!

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  • Jen S
  • 30-06-22

Nick and Charlie

(on my mom's account) I LOVED THIS. I'm obsessed with Heartstopper, I've read every book, watched the show multiple times, and this auto book is my far my favorite out of them all. I will most likely listen to this again, and again, and again. I love this so much.

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  • LincolnLover
  • 30-06-22

Intimate peek

As pending university forces a separation, two tender and playful teen boys face a reckoning in their 2 year relationship. An angry argument forges changes that cement the pair for the future. Well written, well acted.

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  • Mia
  • 29-06-22

Soo cute

it was amazing I loved the storyline and it was the cutest thing I've ever read

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  • katelynn
  • 24-06-22

Amazing!

Realistic story not to over the top and completely comfortable to read, whilst also in the process of representing lgbtqia+ kids.

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  • Nikko
  • 22-06-22

Great

This book is very interesting. And I love the topic. Emotions are explained in detail and the narrators voice makes it better. Nick and Charlie are truly meant to be