Check, Please! Book 1: # Hockey (Check, Please!, #1-2)

Ngozi Ukazu

fiction LGBTQIA+ Young Adult
emotional 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 100%
funny 96%
hopeful 44%
emotional 37%
inspiring 31%
relaxing 17%
adventurous 6%
challenging 3%
sad 3%
tense 3%


fast 68%
medium 27%
slow 3%

Strong character development?

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Loveable characters?

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Diverse cast of characters?

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Flaws of characters centre-stage?

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