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Check, Please! Book 2: Sticks & Scones


Series
Check, Please!

written and illustrated by
Ngozi Ukazu

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
Macmillan
Imprint
First Second
ISBN
9781250179494
POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
Discrimination: Sexuality, Language: Strong Language, Sexual Content: Mild Sexual Content/Themes
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Bitty is heading to junior year of college, and though he has overcome his fear of getting "checked" on the ice, he and Jack now face new challenges. They must navigate their new relationship while being apart and also decide how they want to reveal their relationship to those around them. Not only that, but Jack and the Falconers are now a big part of the NHL—and Bitty's life! It's a hockey season filled with victories and losses.

A collection of the second half of the mega-popular webcomic series of the same name, Check, Please!: Sticks and Scones is the last in 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.Foreword. Extra comic strips. Character tweets. Full-color illustrations.

POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
Discrimination: Sexuality, Language: Strong Language, Sexual Content: Mild Sexual Content/Themes

Details

Format

Print

Page Count

352

Trim Size

8 1/2" x 6"

Dewey

F

AR

0: points 0

Genre

Fiction

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

May 2020

Book Genres

Graphic Novels, Romance, Sports

Topics

Hockey. College students. University life. Love. Relationships. Baking. LGBTQ.

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Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

Gr 10 Up-Ukazu continues the saga of small-town Georgia boy Eric "Bitty" Bittle as he begins his junior year at Samwell University and strives to balance his studies with baking, hockey, and his new long-distance relationship with former teammate and current pro hockey player Jack Zimmerman. Despite the excitement of dealing with new teammates, feuding over jam, and keeping up with the growing viewership of his vlog, Bitty struggles with having to keep Jack a secret, and he can't seem to find the words to tell his parents that his "best friend" is so much more than that. However, as Jack's team, the Falconers, reaches the Stanley Cup playoffs, the two must decide whether sharing their relationship would result in terrible publicity or exactly the honesty they need in their lives. Full of the same endearing charm and affable dysfunction as the first book, Check, Please!, this is a superb sequel. Ukazu's manga-esque art is still bright, bold, and deeply expressive; her ability to depict complex emotions in each panel remains impressive. The author infuses both minor and primary characters with unique personalities and quirks, resisting the temptation to settle for jock stereotypes and typical sports tropes. Her saga deftly tackles issues of privacy, acceptance, and authenticity without feeling preachy. Profanity and mature themes make it best suited for mature teens. VERDICT Funny, tender, and sweet without ever verging on saccharine, this is a stellar offering for fans of sports tales, romance, or stories of coming into one's own.-Lara Goldstein, Forsyth County Public Libraries, NC

Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

Gr 10 Up-Ukazu continues the saga of small-town Georgia boy Eric "Bitty" Bittle as he begins his junior year at Samwell University and strives to balance his studies with baking, hockey, and his new long-distance relationship with former teammate and current pro hockey player Jack Zimmerman. Despite the excitement of dealing with new teammates, feuding over jam, and keeping up with the growing viewership of his vlog, Bitty struggles with having to keep Jack a secret, and he can't seem to find the words to tell his parents that his "best friend" is so much more than that. However, as Jack's team, the Falconers, reaches the Stanley Cup playoffs, the two must decide whether sharing their relationship would result in terrible publicity or exactly the honesty they need in their lives. Full of the same endearing charm and affable dysfunction as the first book, Check, Please!, this is a superb sequel. Ukazu's manga-esque art is still bright, bold, and deeply expressive; her ability to depict complex emotions in each panel remains impressive. The author infuses both minor and primary characters with unique personalities and quirks, resisting the temptation to settle for jock stereotypes and typical sports tropes. Her saga deftly tackles issues of privacy, acceptance, and authenticity without feeling preachy. Profanity and mature themes make it best suited for mature teens. VERDICT Funny, tender, and sweet without ever verging on saccharine, this is a stellar offering for fans of sports tales, romance, or stories of coming into one's own.-Lara Goldstein, Forsyth County Public Libraries, NC

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