Wednesday 28 December 2022

The Heartstopper Yearbook

The Heartstopper Yearbook by Alice Oseman (Hodder Children’s Books) HB RRP $32.99 ISBN 9781444968392

Reviewed by Kylie Buckley

Nick and Charlie started out as supporting characters in Oseman’s first YA novel Solitaire. The talented author/illustrator decided she wanted to expand the couple’s story, so she created Heartstopper. The episodic story commenced in 2016 as a free serialised webcomic, and soon gathered a plethora of fans. Then, Oseman crowdfunded to self-publish volume one of the Heartstopper graphic novel series and the rest as they say is history. Hachette have now published four volumes (Volume 5 will be published in 2023) and Netflix have produced a TV adaptation, and the momentum has not stopped.

To celebrate all things Heartstopper Oseman has created a yearbook/artbook capturing the year-by-year backstory of how the series evolved. The full colour hardback book also includes character profiles, mini comics, plenty of artwork and insights into Oseman’s creative process. The Heartstopper Yearbook is informative and visually delightful, and highly recommended for fans of the series. 

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