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Check, Please!: # Hockey
Check, Please!: # Hockey | Ngozi Ukazu
Helloooo, Internet Land. Bitty here! Yall . . . I might not be ready for this. I may be aformer junior figure skating champion, vlogger extraordinaire, and very talentedamateur ptissier, but being a freshman on the Samwell University hockey teamis a whole new challenge. Its nothing like co-ed club hockey back in Georgia! First of all? Theres checking. And then, there is there is Jackour very attractive but moody captain. A collection of the first half of the megapopular webcomic series ofthe same name, Check, Please!: #Hockey is the first book of ahilarious and stirring two-volume coming-of-age story about hockey, bros, andtrying to find yourself during the best four years of your life.
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PuddleJumper
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I remember reading the webcomic in University then I just stopped. It was fun to get back into it.

ozma.of.oz Love this comic! ❤️ 1mo
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Graciouswarriorprincess
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Book 68 of the year. Plus I earned another achievement for the Kindle Summer Reading Challenge.

annahenke Great year wow! 3mo
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Cortg
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Former figure skater turned college hockey player, Bitty vlogs and tweets his way through college life as a gay, pie baking fiend and life with his hockey bros. I thought this was a good story of college life and athletes. Another popular book in the challenged books saga.

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Catsandbooks
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4.5/5 ⭐️ Such a cute graphic novel that brought back wonderful college memories of watching our school hockey games with my friends!
#bookspinbingo

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thegirlwiththelibrarybag
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Still have so much love for this book on my second read.

This scene (from the bonus bits at the back) reminds me of the America‘s Ass jokes in Avengers : Endgame

Anyway this is my April #DoubleSpin!

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 1y
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thegirlwiththelibrarybag
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(Regular) flu vaccine time...

Everything ran so smoothly I didn‘t actually have time to read 😉

Leftcoastzen They don‘t know how to spell immunization 1y
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @Leftcoastzen, I was going to claim it as the English spelling but... 😂 (edited) 1y
Leftcoastzen 😂taking care of health is important, regardless.I just got 2nd covid , arm ache & very sleepy the next day but grateful 1y
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thegirlwiththelibrarybag @Leftcoastzen, the Australian government has decided I‘m too young to get the only vaccine they bothered to buy... so it‘s probably a long wait for me (late 2021/early 2022). My grandparents are getting it next week - which is excellent. 1y
CarolynM I can't believe how incompetent the Feds have been re the vaccine (no, actually I can... grrr! 😡) but at least we only have limited exposure to the virus while we wait. 1y
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @CarolynM, it‘s a low bar at this point but they do seem to be struggling 😡 hopefully we stay with only limited exposure, another long lockdown would be devastating. 1y
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thegirlwiththelibrarybag
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Baby I can see your HALO 🎶

Ahhh, those slow burning sparks are starting to burn

ozma.of.oz Love this story! ❤️ 1y
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StuckOnChapter13
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Has a Canadian, where hockey's our cult, I saw myself laughing at every single one of the hockey references. I've spent my childhood at the arena and it was so fun to see that in a story. The romance was adorable but, my favorite parts were the explanation of hockey terminology because they are 100% true!

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Kateri
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Loved this comic - so much so I went and read the webcomic to finish the story and I have added it to things I will treat myself to when I have spare money! This volume is the first two years of uni told from the point of view of Bitty - a gay, baking loving, ice-hockey player, history major. It‘s about growing up - finding yourself, your friends and your way. A warm and cosy hug of a book.

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CBee
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I want Bitty to be my bestie 😍 @Bookgoil this one was great too! Have you read the 2nd?

Lovesbooks87 I have read the second one. Loved it just as much as the first! 2y
Crazeedi Merry Christmas Cydney! I will be writing! I hope your day is special, just like you🎁🎄🌠☃️❄💗 2y
CBee @Lovesbooks87 good to know! Merry Christmas to you 😁😁🎄🎄 2y
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CBee @Crazeedi thank you! Today has been hard, but I am making it! Focusing on happy memories! Look forward to your cards anytime ♥️ 2y
Bookgoil No but I will before the end of the month! I‘m glad you enjoyed it! ❤️ 2y
CBee @Bookgoil I did! I mean I know nothing about hockey, but that didn‘t matter! Bitty is such a sweet character and that love story lurking behind the scenes 😍😍😍 2y
Bookgoil @CBee yes I read the first ages ago and was like gimme more! ❤️ 2y
CBee @Bookgoil I gotta check the 2nd one out of the library stat! Maybe Hoopla has it 🤔 Merry Christmas btw!! 🎄🎄 2y
Crazeedi @CBee I knew you would have a hard day, hugs 💟🥰 2y
Bookgoil Merry Christmas to you too hon ❤️🎄🎁 2y
CBee @Crazeedi thank you - hugs back at you! 🤗 2y
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BookInMyHands
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I loved this sweet story about a queer ice skater turned hockey player vlogging his way through his freshman year of college. I‘ll be picking up the next in the series for sure!

#readingqueerauthors2020
#readingauthorsofcolor2020

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LiteraryinLawrence
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This was really cute and fun. I like how the author differentiated all the guys on the hockey team. Loved the main character Bitty, a short player on the team who also loves baking and social media. The fact that he is gay is not a central part of the book but his teammates are all cool when he comes out to them, which is awesome. I‘ll have to read the hard copy some day so I can appreciate the illustrations at their full size. Will def read #2!

kaarnalaiva This is probably my favourite comic ever!❤️ 2y
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NAM99
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A fast and cute graphic novel. I appreciated all the baking comments.

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Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick
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After grandpa died in 2018, this little graphic novel about a baking hockey player helped me escape the real world for just a little while.

1. We Didn't Start the Fire by Billy Joel - enjoy the throwback video. https://youtu.be/eFTLKWw542g

2. Audiobooks since I'm reluctantly back in the office full time. I got used to reading more at home.

@britt_reads @bthegood @HOTPock3tt Want to play?
Thanks for the tag @Cosmos_Moon #ThankfulThursday

Cosmos_Moon Great song! Those burning images behind Billy Joel are intense. And cute book pick. We all need to escape sometimes ❤ 2y
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thegirlwiththelibrarybag
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Today‘s bookmail - included these graphic novels... they were recommended to me on Instagram so fingers crossed that they‘re great!

faelinwolf They are SO great!!! 😍 2y
CarolynM I've got the first one. I really must read it sometime🙄🙂 2y
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BookPanda
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This book was amazing! There was so much plot to it and I am very happy that I read this book! I would recommend this to someone who likes realistic fiction.
#realisticfiction

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Lovesbooks87
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This book showed friendships being formed as they learned to work together as a hockey team. I also loved that it has an LGBTQ main character. I am starting to enjoy reading graphic novels a genre I don‘t read a lot of. Currently reading the next book Check Please 2!

#BBRC Yeah Baby Go Team!

Sarahreadstoomuch I LOVE this book! I was on the Morris Award Committee when it was a Morris Honor Award - the first graphic novel to be honored by the award. The sequel is wonderful too ❤️ 2y
Lovesbooks87 @Sarahreadstoomuch that‘s so cool. I started it this morning. But of course I have to be an adult and go to work and not spend today reading it like I want too! 2y
Sarahreadstoomuch @Lovesbooks87 adulting is hard sometimes!😂 2y
LibrarianRyan This is so on my list to read. 2y
Johanna414 These books are just sooooo fun! 2y
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TaraTLK
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I'm at a virtual conference (ie attending from my couch) and decided to finally try this. And well, I finished. So yay!

TaraTLK Oh, and for #RippedBodiceBingo - title is a pun. 2y
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kaarnalaiva
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Day 7 of #7days7books that changed me or left a strong impression.

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bookishkai
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Chocolate chip pancakes, tea, and Check, Please!

BookwormM Yum 😋 2y
Suet624 Yummy! 2y
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ErikaB
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As I seem to find myself in a Henry Bemis-style situation of having the time to read but not the ability (my brain just refuses to concentrate on anything longer than about 5 minutes), I finally got around to listing my favorites reads of 2019. These are my top 3, the first two tied for first place and I refuse to choose between them. I‘ll put up my full list in the next post, just in case it helps someone else find a new title to start.

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cwarnier
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I really should read reviews before starting a book. I seem to find books that look interesting and then find out they are LGBTQ.
I loved this image of him getting checked.

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cwarnier
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I grew up in MN where hockey is big and taught in southern MN for 6 years. Not exactly what I was expecting out of this book but that happens.

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JennLovesBooks
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Such a fun comic about hockey bros, being accepted for who you are, growing up, and learning to let others in. The cast of characters is so fun and often surprising and it's fantastic to see an LBGTQ main character where that is clearly displayed as a piece of his identity but the only piece of who he is. Now to find out if book 2 is out yet! :)

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MissAimz_55
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Hits close to home, while coming out was easy for me other times it‘s not. Every time I mention my fiancé, it‘s always assume I‘m talking about a man. Sometimes I don‘t correct people for fear that they are anti homosexuality, while this may be wrong I have been treated unfairly in the past . The world is a lot more open now it is still scary to show your true self. Im trying to read more #lgbt books this year and try to stand up for my truth

Panic70 Im glad you felt comfortable enough to share here on Litsy. Being vulnerable builds relationships and community. I‘m not a huge fan of the romance genre, but if you would recommend some books I‘d like to give them a try. I would like to read more #ownvoices books. 3y
MissAimz_55 If you like graphic novels this is a great one and the Romance is very minimal. I‘m actually increasing my lgbt reading this year so I‘ll keep you updated. Thank you. I‘ll post a few books below that I‘ve heard great things about but haven‘t yet read and also thank you! 3y
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MissAimz_55 And I need to read the follow up 3y
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MissAimz_55
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Second read of February . I‘m starting to sprinkle in some graphic novels in my reading to mix things up and I‘m trying to make them meaningful ones. I loved the Premise of this one having 2 gay character who are on the hockey team. It‘s a love story of hockey, baking, and of course between teammates. I can‘t wait to read the next one. Satisfied 2 challenges : #popsugar #involvingsocislmedia #readingwithmaja #lovestory

maich Yay!! Thanks for reading❤❤😘 3y
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MissAimz_55
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Hoping I get some reading done on this flight in between my work that I Have to do. I have 3 books and 1 audiobook to keep me company during this flight. This book fits for #februaryfeels for #crush. I smiled when I saw this book at my library because it‘s been on my tbr and fits with me trying to read more graphic novels and #lgbtreads. #reallyrandomfebruary

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ErikaB
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This was the breakdown for my reading total in 2019. Hopefully I‘ll have time to post my favorites before the end of the week! (The tagged book was my absolute favorite.)

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HeathersReadingHideaway
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[#GraphicNovelReview] Check, Please: Book 1 #Hockey by Ngozi Ukazu! This is one of the cutest graphic novels I‘ve ever read and I‘m in love with it. If you‘re in the mood for a cute story about a gay college hockey player who loves to bake and has a crush on a teammate this is the one to pick up! 📖🏒🥧

https://heathersreadinghideaway.blogspot.com/2019/11/graphic-novel-review-check-...

chlolovesbooks Loved this! 3y
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KimmyM
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This week's #libraryloot:
Check, Please!, Ngozi Ukazu;
Small Town Hearts, Lillie Vale;
Inspection, Josh Malerman; and
The Left Hand of Darkness, Ursula K. Le Guin.

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beth_jones8
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Finished this afternoon. A very cute read 💕

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Reggie
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This was a super cute comic about a vlogger, figure skater turned hockey player named Eric and his first couple of years at college. He happens to be gay and loves to bake. Super adorable. You get the camaraderie, the house life, the parties, the bro-life, the fights, the hockey. Good for cleansing the palette. Thanks again @quietjenn for the book!!!

CarolynM Got to love a gay hockey player😉😄 3y
BarbaraBB Glad you‘re back! 💕 3y
BooknerdsLife Awww sounds like lots of fun 😄 3y
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BooknerdsLife @CarolynM Hahaa I couldn‘t have agreed with you more 🤗😆 (edited) 3y
quietjenn I‘m so glad that you‘ve enjoyed them! 3y
funnypages This book is so great! Charming, funny, romantic, and full of heart. I‘m glad you enjoyed it. :-) 3y
Reggie @funnypages I love the 2nd year when the senior tells him that he can‘t give sweaters or pie to the freshman they‘re hazing. Lol he‘s so cute. 3y
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CraftyBookNerd1
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4.5 stars - a great GN that helped me understand a little more hockey lingo and had a great storyline. I like that Bittle is a vlogger and was praised for his amazing cooking. A great GN that I will recommend for others to check out!
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.5

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chlolovesbooks
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💙💙💙💙💙

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thegreentealibrarian
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I adored this! So funny and amazing and romantic.... 😍 I want the next volume ASAP.

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Jgotham
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Mehso-so

I liked the illustrations but the story was very “meh”. I was bored with the “vlogging” sections and the supporting characters. I ended up skipping through a lot of the pages toward the middle. People love this book but I just wasn‘t into it.

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writerlibrarian
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Well, that was a no brainer and so... so.. predicable from me. 🤣🤣🤣
#marchintothe70s #wearethechampions
@Cinfhen @Lizpixie

Cinfhen I would have been disappointed with anything else🤣😂😂 3y
CarolynM ❤️❤️❤️ 3y
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Briary
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Well. I can't believe I read a comic book about hockey (and pies, and boys in love), but here we are. It was cute. It was funny. It was occasionally kinda heartbreaking too. The way the story was told made it slightly hard to follow, many major events were only told afterwards. But I will be continuing with this story, whenever the next book comes out. ⭐⭐⭐⭐

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RealLifeReading
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1. Earthsea Quartet, 84 Charing Cross Street, Anne of Green Gables
2. We were supposed to go skiing but there‘s a storm so we had to cancel. It was gonna be the boys‘ (and my) first ski class. ❄️ 🎿
4. I can shush noisy kids with a glare
5. 👋

#friyayintro

tournevis №4, I love doing that! I get teens to say sorry! 4y
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Lindy
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Ngozi Ukazu (above) initially created a webcomic about Bitty, a former figure skater who plays on a college hockey team. He‘s also gay, a vlogger, has a passion for baking pies, & says goodness gracious rather than swearing. His teammates‘ language is more along the lines of getting “bitch-ass shitfaced.” And yet. There‘s true teamwork, on & off the ice. I love the relationships & the uplifting mix of realism & idealism. #LGBTQ #graphicnovel

DivineDiana And look at her glorious smile! 😀 4y
Lindy @DivineDiana Indeed! 4y
bookishkai I adore Check Please and I‘m beyond thrilled to see it getting love outside the web. When I first read it, she‘d only written two years of it, and I don‘t know what I expected except all my Glee fandom peeps were like, “read this comic even if you don‘t like hockey”. So I did. And wound up crying into my iPad at midnight. 4y
Lindy @bookishkris 😁👍 4y
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Lindy
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Shitty: People just come out to me all the fucking time. Fuck you not—sophomore year? Five different people came out to me in a week.
Bits: No!
Shitty: I thought I had a goddamn sign taped to my back that said “Will affirm all sexual identities.”

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Lindy
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The dialogue and interactions between the characters in this graphic novel is realistic. And entertaining.

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Ravenclawsbookshelf
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1: I don't particularly enjoy murder mystery novels
2: for snacks? Salty usually
3: Dads side: Edward and Dolores. Moms side: Sylvia and I'm not sure what her father's name was.
4: Mary Poppins
5: Paris I've never been there.
#friyayintro @howjessreads

Jee_HookedOnBookz Paris is beautiful and dreamy! ❤️Hope you'll get to visit there one day! Wish I could visit there again... 4y
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Ravenclawsbookshelf
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Tagged: the book I am going to start tomorrow or this weekend. I did a read a thon in January and I won these bookmarks. There are music notes on the back because I also adore music. I updated reading list early, but two books don't come out till Monday.

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AshHisson
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I adore this book. It's adorable and moving and humorous. I've read it twice through in the last week, and have checked out the website to catch up on the rest of the web comic and bonus content. Absolutely recommend. Can't wait for the second volume to be published. 5/5 #januaryreads #graphicnovels #hockeyreads #lgbtq

kaarnalaiva It‘s so great!!❤️ 4y
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RebelGrrrl
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HOW IS THIS OVER ALREADY I LOVE ALL OF THE CHARACTERS AND OMG THIS IS SO SWEET AND WHERE HAS THIS BEEN ALL MY LIFE?!?!?! #24in48 #amreading #comics #noiamnotcrying #shutup

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RebelGrrrl
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It's been a long day and i have only done 5 hours and 40 minutes of reading but I'm finally diving back into the #24in48 readathon with this wonderful and charming graphic novel! #comics #amreading

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Hoopiefoot
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Next up!

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RealLifeReading
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Don‘t know a thing about hockey? Who cares? This book is just a pure delight to read. A former figure skater joins a college hockey team! He bakes pies! And has a major crush on the brooding captain. Loved it all!

SW-T Sounds fun! 4y
Aleida Haha I‘m at my daughter‘s hockey practice right now, reading. I‘ll have to get this for her! 4y
GirlNamedJesse I loved this book and I am generally not a hockey fan! I can‘t wait for the next volume. 😍 4y
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RealLifeReading
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This comic has made me actually want to watch hockey

TheWordJar Hockey may be my favorite sport to watch. Fast-paced, almost nonstop action! 4y
mrp27 I enjoy hockey which made me want to read this, but also the great reviews it has received. 4y
Johanna414 Right?! If hockey were exactly like this comic, I‘d be all in! 4y
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merelybookish I thought that was just called hockey hair? (Which is also what I called a mullet for most of my early life.) 4y
teaa41 This comic is so delightful!! 4y
Melissa_J Hockey is the best! Check out William Nylander of the Leafs. His flow is epic (actually, it was epic, he cut it recently 😢) 4y
Melissa_J @merelybookish I had the same thought. Mullets are what I think of when I hear hockey hair, but maybe that‘s the Canadian in us coming out 😂 4y
merelybookish @Melissa_J 👍👍🇨🇦🏒 4y
RealLifeReading @TheWordJar sounds exciting! 4y
RealLifeReading @mrp27 it‘s so awesome! 4y
RealLifeReading @merelybookish maybe it‘s a millenial thing 4y
RealLifeReading @teaa41 I loved it! 4y
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