Recent Netflix releases have been full of thrill, suspense, and, well, dread. The platform seemed to have found its niche in crime-related content from Inventing Anna to The Tinder Swindler and now Clark. Hence, when the announcement of a fluffy and soft romance series came our way, sheer delight is the only word that can describe our state of being. But, will it prove to be a good one, or will viewers be left disappointed? Find here our review of Heartstopper before the adaptation appears on Netflix.
What is Heartstopper about?
Alice Oseman’s career was successful right off the bat as her first book was published after a bidding war in 2014. This novel is called Solitaire and focuses on Tori Spring. After its success and fans’ apparent love for her brother, Charlie, Oseman had to explore the character.
Heartstopper is based on Charlie’s life. What makes this book different is that it is the perfect blend of animations and literature- it is a webcomic! Ever since then, she has released four volumes of the book. The final one, volume five, will be released in February 2023.
Heartstopper review- do we recommend watching the Netflix series?
It is not often you come across a book that genuinely makes you smile. This happens especially in cases of queer romances, which are often tinged by political statements. However, despite being firm where it needs to be, the webcomic is what one would describe as a warm hug after a long and tiring day. From coming out to dealing with an eating disorder, the book is relatable in every possible way. And this relatability is not just limited to young adults, but to adults, as well. Effortlessly likable characters are a signature of this series and we’re not complaining! As the series progresses, the theme of the books gets darker. Yet, it is always perfectly balanced out by Charlie and Nick’s relationship.
If the Netflix Original series stays as true to the source as the trailer is, then our review of Heartstopper ends here- it will be a must-watch, not just for members of the LGBTQ+ communities, but, for allies and teenagers as well.