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A Heartstopper novella — THIS WINTER: TikTok made me buy it! From the YA Prize winning author and creator of Netflix series HEARTSTOPPER Paperback – 15 Oct. 2020
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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.
The festive season isn't always happy for Tori Spring and her brother Charlie. And this year's going to be harder than most.
I used to think that difficult was better than boring, but I know better now…
I’m not going to think about the past few months, about Charlie and me, and all of the sad. I’m going to block it all out Just for today.
"Happy Christmas, " I say.
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Discover the stunning collection of YA novels from Alice Oseman, creator of the Netflix sensation, Heartstopper
Tori Spring isn't sure how to be happy again. Then she meets Michael Holden, and they try to unmask the mysterious Solitaire (and survive A-Levels) in Alice Oseman's stunning, unflinching honest debut novel, which first introduced her fan-favourite Heartstopper characters Nick and Charlie.
Frances is on the path to Cambridge, even though she's not quite sure why she's so determined to get there. But when she meets the creator of her favourite podcast, a whole new world opens up - and studying may not be a part of it.
I Was Born For This
Angel Rahimi is the world's biggest fan of boyband The Ark. Lead singer Jimmy Kaga-Ricci isn't sure how he ended up in this surreal celebrity life. And when the two collide, they'll both come crashing down to the real world...
Georgia loves romance stories, but she's never been fallen in love. And she's not sure she ever wants to. A thoughtful and heartrending exploration of asexuality, aromanticism and the meaning of true love.
Nick and Charlie
The beloved Heartstopper characters Nick and Charlie find themselves at a crossroads when Nick heads off to university. Can this first love survive the distance, or are they just delaying the inevitable?
Reuniting Solitaire's Tori Spring, her little brother Charlie, and Charlie's boyfriend Nick, this novella sees the Spring siblings brave a particularly difficult festive season.
Praise for SOLITAIRE:
“The Catcher in the Rye for the digital age” The Times
“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
‘Solitaire is an extraordinary novel … [Oseman] has captured her characters’ rage, humour and insecurity with aplomb.’ The Financial Times
‘Oseman proves herself a clever, witty writer’ Publishers Weekly
“Full of wit, cynicism, sarcasm and humour. This book is relatable yet original at the same time.” Goodreads review
TikTok made me buy it! From the YA Prize winning author and creator of Netflix series HEARTSTOPPER
- Publisher : HarperCollins Children's Books; 1st edition (15 Oct. 2020)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 144 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0008412936
- ISBN-13 : 978-0008412937
- Reading age : 13 years and up
- Dimensions : 12.9 x 1.1 x 19.8 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: 685 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 5 May 2022
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By Georgia H on 5 May 2022
I think it is actually now my favourite work by Alice Oseman and that's a high standard to reach, as I absolutely love all of her other works that I've read!!! "This Winter" manages to tell a slightly heartbreaking, but all too relatable Christimas story including heavy-topics like mental health troubles and navigating difficult family dynamics around the holidays but in a warm, accessible and totally captivating way.
The story being written from Tori, Charlie and Oliver's perspectives is really charming and fleshes out their Christmas Day in a way that I couldn't have otherwise imagined possible! The Nick and Charlie parts are also as endearing as ever but so are the parts centred around the Spring and Nelson families respectively! I would wholeheartedly recommend "This Winter" to any Heartstopper or Alice Oseman fan!! :)
TW for mental health, self harm, eating disorders - Nick is also just best boy...Love hip I’m so much.
I could read about these characters all day. Beautiful story. Beautiful bonds. Loved it. Going to miss these lot. A well deserved four stars from me. Highly recommend.
By nancy on 6 May 2022