If You Love Heartstopper, You’ll Love These 15 Cute Books Like It

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Heartstopper is a heartwarming ongoing graphic novel series by Alice Oseman that follows the sweet love story between classmates Nick and Charlie. If you have read this beautiful series and watched the show and are looking for more books like Heartstopper that feel like a comforting hug, you are in the right place.

From young adult romance books like Only Mostly Devastated by Sophie Gonzales to books from the authors of Red, White and Royal Blue and Fangirl, this curated list has a selection of heartfelt romances that will scratch that Heartstopper itch.

Get comfy and read on for the best books like Heartstopper.

Nick and Charlie by Alice Oseman

Heartstopper fans, rejoice! Alice Oseman is back with Nick and Charlie in her stirring novella, Nick and Charlie. In this romantic story, the beloved couple faces their toughest test yet as Nick gets ready to move to college. If you haven’t yet experienced Nick and Charlie’s unique love story, now is the time. 

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Check, Please! by Ngozi Ukazu

Fans of Heartstopper looking for a similar read should pick up Check, Please!, the charming web comic capturing the adventures of former junior figure skating champion Eric Bittle. At Samwell University, Eric meets several challenges including Jack, the attractive hockey team captain. But Eric is up to the challenge, having traded in his figure skates for hockey equipment and combining his baking and vlogging talents to create his own winning recipe for success!

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Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

Love Harry and Draco? Then Carry On is the perfect read for you! Rainbow Rowell’s heartwarming trilogy follows Simon Snow, the worst chosen one ever, and his nemesis and roommate Baz, who might be a vampire. Get comfy with some butterbeer and your favorite blanket—you won’t want to move away from this delightful story!

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All That’s Left in the World by Erik J. Brown

In All That’s Left in the World, two teen boys navigate a post apocalyptic world while wading through secrets, dangers, and blossoming feelings. Erik J. Brown’s heartfelt slow-burn friends-to-lovers romance is perfect for fans of Heartstopper by Alice Oseman.

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Loveless by Alice Oseman

If you’re looking for books like Heartstopper, Alice Oseman’s books should be at the top of your reading list. Her story Loveless is a charming coming-of-age tale that follows Georgia’s journey as she navigates the complexities of college, her identity, and her love life. 

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Pumpkinheads by Rainbow Rowell and Faith Erin Hicks

Grab your flannel and an oversized caramel apple, it’s time to join Deja and Josiah for their last fling at the best pumpkin patch in the world! In Pumpkinheads, best friends Deja and Josiah reunite for one last evening at the pumpkin patch they have both worked at all through high school. Rather than being somber, Deja and Josiah turn it into a night of fun and adventure – the perfect way to say goodbye to the best pumpkin patch in the world. Pumpkinheads is a must-read for fans of books like Heartstopper looking for their next sweet read.

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I Wish You All The Best by Mason Deaver

I Wish You All The Best is a heartwarming debut from Mason Deaver that follows Ben De Backer, a non-binary teen who is kicked out of home after coming out to their parents. Ben ultimately moves in with an estranged sister and enrolls in a new school, where they meet Nathan Allan, a classmate that helps make life a little brighter. If you’re looking for a story with the same sweet and emotional impact as Heartstopper, I Wish You All The Best is for you!

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Fence by C.S. Pacat and Johanna the Mad

If you’re a fan of queer young adult stories like Heartstopper, you won’t want to miss out on C.S. Pacat’s Fence comic series. Sixteen-year-old Nicholas Cox is bursting with talent and ambition and signs himself up for a fencing competition, giving him the chance to prove himself against the prodigy Seiji Katayama and win a spot at prestigious Kings Row. 

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Only Mostly Devastated by Sophie Gonzales

In Sophie Gonzales’ Only Mostly Devastated, Ollie’s summer love story with Will Tavares is cut short when Ollie has to return home. Then, a turn of fate brings them back together—but Will is no longer the same sweet guy that Ollie had fallen for. Ollie’s not about to waste his days pining for the bro-jock. Or is he? If you’re a fan of Heartstopper-esque romance, check out Only Mostly Devastated for a charming, fun retelling of Grease.

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Aristotle and Dante duology by Benjamin Alire Sáenz

Discover the secrets of the universe and let your heart soar with Aristotle and Dante. Through Benjamin Alire Sáenz’s lyrical prose and beautiful storytelling, readers fall in love with the friendship that blossoms between quiet loner Aristotle, and know-it-all Dante—a friendship which changes both their lives. Fans of Heartstopper will love Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe.

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In Deeper Waters by F.T. Lukens 

Dive into the adventure of a lifetime with In Deeper Waters! Follow Prince Tal on his coming-of-age tour as he and his newfound companion (the mysterious and roguish Athlen) battle pirates, secrets, and danger. Perfect for fans of Heartstopper and Pirates of the Caribbean alike, this swashbuckling tale from F.T. Lukens will have readers on the edge of their seats as Tal and Athlen seek freedom and true love. So grab your compass, don your hat, and buckle in for an unforgettable journey!

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If This Gets Out by Sophie Gonzales and Cale Dietrich

Ruben and Zach are living out every teen’s dream as members of the world’s hottest boy band, touring Europe together. But beneath the spotlight lies an impossible secret: Ruben must stay in the closet. As their friendship blossoms, Ruben and Zach risk everything to be together. If you’re after a heart-racing read, like Heartstopper, but with a musical twist, try If This Gets Out by Sophie Gonzales and Cale Dietrich.

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Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

Looking for a heartwarming coming-of-age story that feels like a hug? Then be sure to pick up Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli. It follows the journey of closeted teen Simon Spier, whose private emails with a not-openly gay classmate are accidentally exposed, leading to a blackmail situation. It’s the perfect read for any fan of books like Hearstopper!

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1500 Miles From The Sun by Johnny Garza Villa

If you’re searching for a heartwarming read like Heartstopper, Johnny Garza Villa’s debut novel, 1500 Miles From The Sun, is your perfect match. The story follows soon-to-be high school graduate Julián Luna who dreams of attending UCLA and leaving his hometown of Corpus Christi behind. But when a tweet from Julián catches the attention of his Twitter crush, Mat, his carefully laid plans go awry. When his worst fears come to life, Julián finds he must rely on a person who is 1500 miles away.

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One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston

Fans of Heartstopper won’t want to miss out on Casey McQuiston’s books – starting with Red, White and Royal Blue and One Last Stop. In the latter, two strangers, a time-traveling twenty-something year old punk rocker from the 70s and twenty-three-year-old from 2021, unexpectedly find an indelible connection that defies time and space.

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