Review: Nick and Charlie by Alice Oseman
It might take the unthinkable--the otherwise solid pair breaking up after a silly argument--to find out.
This was a sweet little novella that looks at what happens in a teenage relationship when one partner finishes school, leaving the other, slightly younger one behind. In adult terms, a year isn't that much difference. At school, a year isn't that much difference either. But when the people involved hit that transition time, it can feel as though they are a whole world apart.
This one is very short, and includes some illustrations. Although the story itself was quite sweet, I do have a bit of a problem with the way parts of this relationship were depicted to the reader. In places--especially in the illustrations--it comes a little too close to fetishising the relationship, which cheapens the story.
Nick and Charlie is short enough to be read in a single sitting and will probably be loved by anyone who enjoyed the Heartstopper series.