Book Reviews

Review: Check, Please!: #Hockey by Ngozi Ukazu

I have been on a graphic novel kick recently. It’s been amazing, and has made me so happy. Check, Please! is just another in the line of wonderful comics I’ve read.


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.


book review check please by ngozi ukazuI was especially good about respecting my blogging schedule, despite all my shiny BEA arcs, but I made a special exception for Check, Please! How could I not? I didn’t know if this book would be for me, but boy was I wrong. Check, Please! has it all. It has adorable romantic elements, tons of sports, charming graphics, and fantastic characters. I couldn’t sing enough praises about this book.

Like many fans of this series, I never knew I could like hockey so much. But that’s where Check, Please! is different. Even if you don’t like hockey, you will find yourself falling for this book. The characters are so endearing, they make you care about them, to see them grow, to witness their struggles.I was swooning, worried, and crying with them all. Not only that, but you even grow to care for the side characters too! And the drawing style is exactly my style! It’s cute and contemporary. You can become easily immersed in the world of hockey and college with our main character, Bitty. At the same time, this book is about the themes of acceptance and self-confidence. Bitty has to figure out the person he wants to be, how to make new friends, and confront his fears.

I couldn’t recommend this book highly enough. It is perfect for my mood, for any mood, and I want to own them all so I can read them whenever I want to be happy, on lazy mornings, and for relaxation. Check out Check, Please! on Goodreads.


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