Hey y’all, it’s good to see you! Check, Please! was my first read of The Reading Rush 2020. I ended up reading the ebook (via the CloudLibrary app) in my backyard. I only read children’s books and graphic novels as ebooks because full novels are more difficult for me to concentrate with. I’m thinking about getting an e-reader to help with that so if you have any suggestions, please let me know.
This story came highly recommended… by basically everyone. I kept seeing it on blogs, Booktube, and Ally even said I should read it based on one of my favorite emojis.
So I read it, and here’s what I have to say:
Helloooo, Internet Land. Bitty here!
Y’all… I might not be ready for this. I may be a former junior figure skating champion, vlogger extraordinaire, and very talented amateur pâtissier, but being a freshman on the Samwell University hockey team is a whole new challenge. It’s nothing like co-ed club hockey back in Georgia! First of all? There’s checking. And then, there is Jack—our very attractive but moody captain.
A collection of the first half of the megapopular webcomic series of the same name, “Check, Please!: #Hockey” is the first book of a hilarious and stirring two-volume coming-of-age story about hockey, bros, and trying to find yourself during the best four years of your life.
This was such a cute story. It’s really well written and I just love Bitty. He’s such a great main character and someone I could see myself being friends with. The group dynamics were interesting and I liked the way they bonded.
I like how the plot flowed and the passage of time was really nice. It can be harder to show the span of time in a graphic novel but this one is done really well. We get to see Bitty grow with his team.
The vlogs were a really clever addition. We definitely got to see a more personal side of Bitty and it made the exposition feel natural.
The Not So Good
It was cool how there were extra bits at the end of the story but I wish some of the tweets had been part of the story itself.
All in All
Overall, a really cute read. It’s a sweet, soft story and a really nice way to pass the time.