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  • 2 of 3 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 1 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Breckenridge Public Library Y G OSE (Text) 33500013266945 New Checked out 11/10/2020
Moorhead Public Library Y G OSE (Text) 33500013266937 New Available -
Godel Memorial-Warren Library ya OSE (Text) 35500006289399 Main Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781338617436
  • ISBN: 1338617435
  • ISBN: 9781338617443
  • ISBN: 1338617443
  • Physical Description: 263 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Graphix, an imprint of Scholastic, [2020]

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Summary, etc.:
"Boy meets boy. Boys become friends. Boys fall in love. Shy and softhearted Charlie Spring sits next to rugby player Nick Nelson in class one morning. A warm and intimate friendship follows, and that soon develops into something more for Charlie, who doesn't think he has a chance. But Nick is struggling with feelings of his own, and as the two grow closer and take on the ups and downs of high school, they come to understand the surprising and delightful ways in which love works."-- Provided by publisher.
Target Audience Note:
11-13 years old.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 April #2
    The first volume of this new series tells the story of Nick and Charlie, two characters first seen in Oseman's prose debut, Solitaire (2014). Here we meet openly gay Charlie and straight rugby player Nick, who become fast friends at school and then, possibly, something more. Charlie knows he's falling hard, but it's the first time Nick has ever been attracted to a boy, and he's not sure what that means for him. This volume focuses mostly on their blossoming romance, incorporating other issues such as bullying and sexual harassment as Charlie tries to extricate himself from a previous relationship. Oseman's style is heavily influenced by manga in both story and illustration style. While working primarily through dialogue and texts, she also uses many wordless panels depicting small actions and gestures, capturing the emotional state of the characters; with all the blushing and awkward glances, it's difficult not to be charmed. While the drawings—originally published as a web comic—can be inconsistent, the romance and realistic fiction will draw readers in to this sweet story. Grades 7-10. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Alice Oseman was born in 1994 in Kent, England. She graduated from Durham University and is the author of YA contemporaries Solitaire, Radio Silence, and I Was Born for This. Learn more about Alice at

Subject: High schools > Comic books, strips, etc.
Boys > Comic books, strips, etc.
Gays > Comic books, strips, etc.
Love in adolescence > Comic books, strips, etc.
Friendship > Comic books, strips, etc.
Young adult fiction.
Genre: Graphic novels.
Romance comics.
Comics (Graphic works)

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