Check, Please!

Check, Please!

Book 1, #Hockey!

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"Eric Bittle 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 is nothing like co-ed club hockey back in Georgia! First of all? There's checking (anything that hinders the player with posession of the puck, ranging from a stick check all the way to a physical sweep). And then, there is Jack-- his very attractive but moody captain"--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : First Second, 2018.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781250177957
Characteristics: 240 pages :,color illustrations ;,22 cm
Alternative Title: #Hockey.


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Hockey, pies, and new friendships in college.

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teenbrarian Dec 19, 2018

Super cute hockey + new school + new crushes comic.

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IndyPL_ChaseM Jan 06, 2020

"Check, Please! Book 1: # Hockey" is a cute graphic novel about a young man, Bitty, who chronicles his first two years at college and his experiences on the hockey team. The first volume mainly focuses on bonding with his teammates especially through his obsessive baking. He forms a special connection with the captain of the team that evolves into a crush. The characters are all fun if not a little bit idealized. I would recommend this to older teens and adults who enjoy fun, quick reads.

Chapel_Hill_MegM Aug 07, 2019

This was EXTREMELY sweet and fun. I want to know more of Bitty's day to day life during his freshman and sophomore year. My only qualms it that the story went too fast and at times was a little jumpy. But because we are usually seeing the story from vlogs from Bitty, the pacing makes sense.

Mar 24, 2019

You may have heard of the omgcheckplease webcomic created by Ngozi Ukazu, the first half of which is adapted for print in #Hockey. The graphic novel follows Eric Richard (alternately “Dicky” to his mom and “Bitty” to his hockey teammates), a hockey player from Georgia adapting to life on the Samwell University’s varsity men’s hockey team (affectionately #smh). The comic chronicles his adventures baking pies in the SMH frat house’s kitchen and struggling to adjust to checking after being recruited from his Georgian co-ed no-checking hockey club team, all alongside navigating life as a gay boy who’s not in the South anymore.

For a graphic novel about hockey, this book surprised me with how un-jock-like it was. The romance is fluffy with lots of mutual pining, and Bitty’s relationships with everyone from laconic SMH captain and hockey royalty Jack Zimmerman, scruffy gender studies major B. “S***ty” Knight, inseparable bros Ransom and Holster, and tiny freshman Sharks fan Chris “Chowder” Chow are wholesome and amazing. Another super compelling part: The title is an awesome pun.

Disclaimer: The Check Please! comic is intended to cover all four years of Bitty’s life at Samwell university. #Hockey only covers the first two years. Year 3 is published online, and you can read it for free, and Year 4 is not yet completed. Beware if you don't like reading WIPs!

LiztheLibrarian Dec 17, 2018

I really loved this graphic novel. It's fun and sweet.

KateHillier Nov 19, 2018

I've been hearing about this comic for so long but was always too intimidated to start it because it was so far along by the time I felt like I could. I blasted through this. It is so cute and wholesome for lack of a better term. It's fun, but so full of heart. I love everyone on the team and squealed at the end.

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Nov 25, 2018

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