Heartstopper 2 on Netflix: How many books are in the Heartstopper series?

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Netflix has officially confirmed that the beloved series “Heartstopper” will be returning for both a second and third season. The show quickly gained popularity, topping Twitter trending charts with nearly a million engagements during its debut eight-episode season. The upcoming seasons will continue to adapt the remaining books in the original comic series, captivating fans with the heartwarming tale of friendship and romance.

“Heartstopper” has been compared to well-loved romantic comedies like “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” and teen drama series like “Skins.” The show’s first season received widespread praise, achieving a 100% Fresh score on Rotten Tomatoes. The series is based on YA author Alice Oseman’s viral webcomic from 2016, which later became a popular graphic novel with over 52.1 million views.

Viewers have been captivated by the inclusive storylines, diverse cast, and honest portrayal of LGBTQ teen romance in “Heartstopper.” The show’s narrative follows the journey of two British teenage boys, Charlie Spring (played by Joe Locke) and Nick Nelson (played by Kit Connor), as they navigate the complexities of love, friendship, and heartbreak while dealing with the challenges of high school life.

For those looking to catch up on “Heartstopper” before diving into the upcoming seasons, the graphic novels offer a delightful and binge-watchable experience. With the show’s widespread popularity and positive reception, fans are eagerly anticipating what the future holds for Charlie and Nick’s story in the second season.

Heartstopper 2 on Netflix: How many books are in the Heartstopper series?

How Many ‘Heartstopper’ Books Are There?

Oseman initially crowd-funded a limited print edition of the webcomic, but the first volume of Heartstopper was published in Spring of 2019. There are Five volumes of Heartstopper. Publisher Hachette Children’s Books has told PinkNews that the publishing date for the complete Heartstopper Volume 5 is currently listed as 9 November 2023 for the UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.

Heartstopper (Volume One)

Netflix’s adaptation of “Heartstopper” is based on the first two volumes of Alice Oseman’s bestselling graphic novel series, which is where it all began. The story follows Charlie and Nick, two students at the same school who have never crossed paths until they are seated together one day. As their friendship blossoms, Charlie finds himself falling hard for Nick, even though he believes the feeling won’t be reciprocated. The narrative beautifully explores the charming meet-cutes and awkward courtship moments between the two characters, while also delving into deeper themes of loyalty, friendship, and mental illness.

The heartwarming series captivates audiences with its touching portrayals of love, friendship, and the challenges of navigating adolescence. It has garnered immense popularity and praise for its inclusive storylines and honest depiction of LGBTQ+ teen romance. Viewers have been drawn to the show’s relatable characters and the way it portrays the complexities of human emotions and relationships. As the series continues to adapt the beloved graphic novels, fans eagerly anticipate more heartfelt moments and engaging storytelling in the upcoming seasons.

Heartstopper 2 on Netflix: How many books are in the Heartstopper series?
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Heartstopper (Volume Two)

In the second volume of the series, the heartwarming and sweet stories continue with a classic tale of misunderstood feelings. Best friends Nick and Charlie’s relationship takes an unexpected turn when a spontaneous kiss alters everything between them. Charlie is filled with regret, believing he has damaged their friendship, while Nick finds himself in a state of confusion.

However, as the aftermath of the kiss unfolds, Nick begins to see the world from a fresh perspective, leading to newfound personal discoveries for both of them. The book beautifully portrays the growth of their friendship and how love can work in surprising and transformative ways. Throughout the volume, Nick’s journey of self-discovery unfolds, bringing him and Charlie even closer as they navigate the complexities of their emotions and relationship.

Heartstopper 2 on Netflix: How many books are in the Heartstopper series?
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Heartstopper (Volume 3)

As the series progresses beyond the Netflix-adapted part, we witness Nick and Charlie embracing their established relationship as boyfriends. However, they soon realize that coming out is an ongoing process, and they grapple with when and how to tell their friends about their romantic status. The challenge of keeping their relationship private becomes even more daunting during a school trip to Paris.

Amidst the romantic ambiance of Paris, Nick and Charlie’s feelings for each other deepen, and their relationship takes a more serious turn. But the city of love also presents them with unforeseen challenges that test their bond like never before. As they navigate the complexities of their growing love and the pressures of hiding their relationship, they learn valuable lessons about trust, communication, and the importance of being true to themselves.

The story delves into the intricacies of young love and the journey of self-discovery that comes with being in an LGBTQ+ relationship. As Nick and Charlie face the hurdles of being in love in a world that might not always be accepting, their connection grows stronger, making them even more relatable and endearing to readers.

Heartstopper 2 on Netflix: How many books are in the Heartstopper series?
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Heartstopper (Volume Four)

In the penultimate book of the series, Charlie and Nick enter a new school year together, but with it comes new challenges to confront. Their relationship has been flourishing, and Charlie believes he’s ready to express those three meaningful words: “I love you.” Nick shares the same feelings, but he’s carrying a heavy emotional burden.

The book received significant praise for its sensitive handling of Nick’s journey in coming out to his dad. This pivotal moment in Nick’s life is depicted with care and authenticity, allowing readers to witness the complexities and emotions surrounding this important milestone.

Additionally, the story admirably portrays Charlie’s mental health struggles, including his battle with an eating disorder. The book delves into this sensitive topic with empathy and understanding, shedding light on the impact it has on Charlie and those around him.

As the narrative unfolds, readers witness the genuine and heartfelt portrayal of love, friendship, and personal growth. The book’s exploration of important themes, combined with the deepening bond between Charlie and Nick, resonates strongly with audiences and further cements their status as beloved characters.

Heartstopper 2 on Netflix: How many books are in the Heartstopper series?
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Heartstopper (Volume Five and Six)

The Heartstopper series by Alice Oseman was originally planned to have five volumes, with Volume 5 announced in May 2020. However, its release date was delayed multiple times due to Oseman’s unexpected success with the Heartstopper TV series, which garnered significant attention and popularity.

With the approaching release of Volume 6, the series of graphic novels is coming to a close, concluding the heartfelt journey of Charlie and Nick’s relationship. Fans of the Netflix adaptation can rejoice as the series has been renewed for seasons two and three. Season two is expected to premiere on Netflix in 2023.

In the upcoming season, viewers can look forward to some fresh faces joining the established cast, which includes Kit Connor, Joe Locke, Yasmin Finney, and William Gao. Newcomers include Bradley Riches as Truman student James and Bel Priestley as trans teenager Naomi, adding further depth and diversity to the show’s already beloved characters.

The TV series has been praised for its inclusive representation and honest portrayal of LGBTQ+ themes, and fans are eager to continue following Charlie and Nick’s journey in the upcoming seasons.

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Nikhat Parveen
Nikhat Parveen
Nikhat Parveen is a Literature Enthusiast. She is Currently Pursuing her Bachelor's Degree in English Literature from the University of Delhi, India. She holds the position of Entertainment Writer at AWSMONE and also is a Published Poet. She has been working as a Content Writer and Interviewer for the past 3 years and as an Honorary Reporter.