Heartstopper: Volume One by Alice Oseman

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Heartstopper: Volume One
Cover of Heartstopper: Volume One by Alice Oseman
Author(s) Alice Oseman
Published October 2018
Publisher Selfpublished
Genre(s) Contemporary
Age group Young Adult

Heartstopper: Volume One is a graphic novel that started out as a webcomic in September 2016, following Nick and Charlie first seen in Solitaire. It is the first book in the Heartstopper series.

Trigger Warnings

Author-Provided Warnings

The content warning given on the author's website:

  • Emotionally abusive relationship
  • One incident of a non-consensual kiss
  • Brief references to past homophobia, including uses of homophobic slurs
  • Brief references to past bullying

Additional Trigger Warnings

  • Eating disorder
  • Self-harm


An asterisk (*) indicates that the author openly identifies with that identity.

  • Gay main character
  • Bisexual main character
  • M/M romance between main characters
  • Lesbian side characters
  • F/F romance between side characters
  • Chinese side character
  • Black side characters
  • Transgender (MTF) side character
  • Demisexual side character