Summary of Heartstopper Volume 2

 Heartstopper Volume 2- Summary

Heartstopper Volume 2 is the second book in the Heartstopper graphic novel series by Alice Oseman. The story is about two best friends Nick and Charlie, the main characters and it picks up where the first volume left off.

Both, Charlie and Nick starting their second year of high school. Charlie is still struggling to come to terms with his sexuality and is worried about what his friends and family will think of him. Meanwhile, Nick is dealing with the aftermath of his breakup with his ex-girlfriend, and the two boys find solace in each other.

The first part of the book focuses on the ups and downs of their relationship, with Charlie and Nick getting closer and becoming more comfortable around each other. They have several heartwarming moments together, including a romantic date in the park and a trip to the seaside.

Chapter three of Volume 2 opens with Charlie’s going over his dairy that recaps his relationship with Nick. Charlie is heartbroken that his kiss with Nick ruined their friendship. The following day, Nick makes a surprise visit to Charlie’s house. As Charlie was about to apologize, Nick cuts him off with a kiss. Instead, he then asks Charlie to forgive him for leaving him alone at the party. Nick also agrees to keep their relationship a secret as he is still unsure about his sexuality.

However, while kissing at the conservatory, Oliver Spring saw them kissing. Nick and Charlie asked her to keep it a secret and she agrees.

On Friday, Charlie asks Nick if he wants to go bowling next Tuesday with his friends (as its Charlie’s birthday). Nick happily agrees. At Charlie’s birthday party, Nick meets Charlie’s friends, Tao, Aled, and Elle for the first time. Though at first, Tao doesn’t warm up to Nick and even warned Charlie to stay away from him. However, by the end of the night, all of Charlie’s friends seem to like Nick.

There is also a new character named Elle introduced in this volume. Elle is Charlie’s friend and is transferred to Higgs girl school after coming out as a Trans last semester.


When the Higgs Girls School Orchestra comes to Truham Boys School for a joint group concert rehearsal, Nick meets Tara Jones and her girlfriend, Darcy Olsson. Nick tells them both that he and Charlie are dating, and asked them to keep it a secret as they are keeping it on the low for now. Everything was going on smoothly.

After hanging out with Charlie’s friends, Nick invites him to meet his friends. Charlie is nervous as he thinks Nick’s friends might not like him but agrees anyway.

The next Saturday, Charlie went out to a movie with Nick and his friends. Afterward, Harry Greene (one of Nick’s friends) begins asking Charlie homophobic questions. Soon after, upset Charlie leaves, but Harry continued with his homophobic comments. Nick confronts him, but as Harry was still going with his mean comments, prompts Nick to lose his cool and punch him.

Later at night, Nick texted Charlie saying he is sorry on behalf of his friends and doesn’t want to hang out with them anymore. So, Charlie offers him to join his friendship group because his friends like Nick. Before sleeping Nick asks Charlie out on a proper date.

The next morning, Nick takes Charlie to the beach and tells Charlie that he’s definitely bisexual and is ready to come out in front of everyone. They both come to realize that they love each other and want to be together, regardless of what others may think. They also learn to stand up for themselves 

In the end, Charlie and Nick's relationship is stronger than ever, and they are both happier and more confident in themselves. Heartstopper Vol. 2 ends with Nick coming out to his mother, who accepts him happily. However, the story promises more adventures and challenges to come.

Throughout the book, Oseman handles the themes of love, acceptance, sexuality, and identity with sensitivity and grace. She portrays Charlie and Nick's relationship as a warm, beautiful, and natural thing that deserves to be celebrated and respected. She also explores the complexities of coming out and the challenges that LGBTQ+ youth face in a world that is often hostile and unforgiving.

Overall, Heartstopper Volume 2 is a beautiful, touching, and significant book that deserves to be read by everyone, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity. It is a testament to the power of love and the resilience of the human spirit, and it will leave readers feeling hopeful and inspired.