Check, Please! (Book Review)

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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:

Goodreads Synopsis

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.

The Good

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.

4/5 Stars

Have you read Check, Please!

Do you like e-books?

What are your favorite graphic novels?

Let me know in the comments below, let’s chat!

4 thoughts on “Check, Please! (Book Review)

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  3. Yeah, I feel like having a few tweets throughout it would have been really nice 🙂 I’m excited to check out Sticks and Scones now because I keep hearing great things about that one too. Webcomics are so much fun to follow and it’s really great when they get turned into a physical collection 😀


  4. Yay I’m so glad you enjoyed this book! 😀 I finally read the physical book a few months back (after reading the webcomic a couple years ago), and I absolutely agree that it’s the cutest and Bitty is adorable. I think incorporating the tweets into the rest of the book would have been a great idea, now that you mention it…

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