Amanda’s January Graphic Novel Mini-Reviews

This month I only managed to read two graphic novels but they were both super sweet and heartwarming. See more of my thoughts below.

Heartstopper Vol. 1 by Alice Oseman

I have heard nothing but good things about this graphic novel. I’m not feeling well this week and a nice sweet story was the perfect thing for me while snuggling in the couch with some tea and some soup. This was so sweet and heartwarming and exactly what I needed. I loved both Nick and Charlie. I love that Charlie was sure of his identity and the love he knew he deserved. But I think Nick was my favorite. Getting to see him learn more about his sexual preference and that maybe he was into both genders was interesting and I thought it was really well done. I liked how emotions were portrayed through the art. The art in general was on the simpler side, not a lot of details, just enough to tell the story. I really enjoyed that. Overall, I definitely loved this one. But the ending killed me and I’m going to pick up Volume two now.

Heartstopper Vol. 2 by Alice Oseman

I’m writing this review and wiping away the tears I cried in the final pages. I loved this. I liked the first book, but I loved this second volume. The positivity and empowerment that was showered on Nick for discovering who he really was and accepting/being willing to share that part of himself with the world was just so sweet and wholesome. I loved seeing Charlie and Nick’s relationship develop. But my absolute favorite parts were the ones that involved their families. I loved Charlie’s sister and Nicks mom. Everything about this story was just so sweet and kind and heartwarming.

Did you read any graphic novels this month? Leave me some recommendations in the comments!

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

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