This Winter by Alice Oseman Review

After loving the heartstopper series so much I needed more Charlie and Nick in my life and after recently being gifted this book from a booktok friend I thought it was time to get back into that world again.

I used to think that difficult was better than boring, but I know better now…

I’m not going to think about the past few months, about Charlie and me, and all of the sad. I’m going to block it all out. Just for today.

“Happy Christmas, ” I say.

The festive season isn’t always happy for Tori and her brother Charlie. And this year’s going to be harder than most.

Taken from goodreads

As soon as I started reading I knew I was going to enjoy this read so much. This is because we get to see how one person’s mental illness is going to not only affect the person with the illness but also the people around them. We get to see how people who understand mental illness at different levels also react around those with mental illness and I personally think that Alice Oseman has done a good job in giving people a little bit of insight into different types of people’s reactions to mental illness.

Obviously the Nick and Charlie section is my favourite but that is mainly because they are my favourite book couple ever I think.

Tori is a character I only knew a little bit about, but to see her try and her best in trying to help Charlie in any way possible even if it meant just leaving him alone for a little bit made me respect her so much.

I loved the different points of view that we were given as well, I think that this is a great idea from the author and it was executed very well.

If you are looking for a nice quick read that has a great message then I recommend that you go and pick this up in any format you can just so you can experience the same thing I just did.

4.5/5

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