Check, Please! Book 1: # Hockey

Check, Please! #1-2

Ngozi Ukazu

fiction LGBTQIA+ Young Adult
funny lighthearted fast-paced

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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.

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lighthearted 95%
funny 94%
hopeful 42%
emotional 40%
inspiring 27%
relaxing 25%
adventurous 10%
challenging 1%
informative 1%
reflective 1%
sad 1%
tense 1%


fast 76%
medium 20%
slow 2%

Strong character development?

Yes: 65% | It's complicated: 18% | No: 11% | N/A: 5%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 98% | No: 1%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 72% | It's complicated: 16% | No: 9% | N/A: 1%

Flaws of characters centre-stage?

Yes: 50% | No: 27% | It's complicated: 16% | N/A: 5%

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