Heartstopper – Volume 1 by Alice Oseman

Available At: Aspen Valley (JH), Challenger, Chinook Trail (MS), Mountain Ridge, Timberview

Categories : Cursing, LGBTQ+, Sexual, Violence

Description: Shy and softhearted Charlie Spring sits next to rugby player Nick Nelson in class one morning. A warm and intimate friendship follows, and that soon develops into something more for Charlie, who doesn’t think he has a chance. 

YA Label?: Unknown

Notes: This book contains sexual activities; alternate sexualities; alternate gender ideologies; profanity; and violence.

Violations (Miller Test [MT] & Colorado Obscenity Test [CD])

The above scale indicates whether, in our view, the referenced book violates established and upheld Federal (Miller Test) and State (Colorado Obscenity Test) standards. Books that violate ALL established standards will have a table printed in red. Under Colorado Law, willful distribution of such material is deemed a Class 6 penalty carrying a fine and/or up to 18 months in prison.


Page 78: “It is true! You just heard the rumors about me and were like ‘Oh, good, there’s finally a gay boy I can safely get off with’!!”

Page 79: The illustrations on this page depict a young man pushing another man’s back against a wall and forcefully kisses him.

Page 250: The illustrations on the top and bottom of the page depict two young men kneeling on the floor kissing.

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