Check, Please! by Ngozi Ukazu

Check, Please!

Helloooo, Internet Land. Bitty here!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 fi...

Details Check, Please!

TitleCheck, Please!
Release DateSep 18th, 2018
PublisherFirst Second
GenreSequential Art, Graphic Novels, Lgbt, Comics, Young Adult, Sports and Games, Sports, Contemporary, Romance, Fiction, Glbt, Queer, Graphic Novels Comics

Reviews Check, Please!

  • Lola
    PERFECT. PERFECT. PERFECT. PERFECT. PERFECT. PERFECT. PERFECT. PERFECT. PERFECT. PERFECT. PERFECT. PERFECT. PERFECT. PERFECT. PERFECT. PERFECT. PERFECT. PERFECT. PERFECT. PERFECT. PERFECT. PERFECT. PERFECT. PERFECT. PERFECT. PERFECT. PERFECT. PERFECT. PERFECT. PERFECT. I know this is not much of a review so far, but hell if I’ll keep my emotions bottled inside. The truth is, this is really an amazing graphic novel. It was originally a webcomic ...
  • Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)
    Heckin’ CUTE. Shitty is my fav and reminds me so much of my bb McGraw from Giant Days. 10/10 do recommend
  • Cece (ProblemsOfaBookNerd)
    This series is one of the best things that has ever happened to me. I read it first in college, reread it as I was graduating, and now I get to read the full first two years as a collected, physical book. Bitty owns my heart and I plan to cry about him for the rest of time. He’s my perfect soft, loving, pastry happy, gay, hockey playing southern gentleman. READ THIS. Then get up to date with the webcomic so we can all yell together.
  • Emma
    I love love love this 😍 ...big surprise
  • Melanie
    This ARC was given to me by my beautiful friend Lilly from Lair of Books! (Thank you so much! I love you!) You all, this was the cutest. No, scratch that; Bitty is the cutest! And this graphic novel was nothing short of a joy to read! Hockey games, behind the scenes practices, a slow-burn attraction, an adorable romance, the most heartwarming main character ever. I mean, what else could you really ask for? Ngozi Ukazu has given us such a bright l...
  • Hollis
    THIS IS THE CUTEST SWEETEST SOFTEST FUNNIEST MOST PRECIOUS THING AND I HAVE ALL THE I read the webcomic via the author's website but fully intend to buy upon release because duh.
  • Vicky Who Reads
    5 starsI've been putting off this review for like, 4 months now, but I finally caved because I want to add this to my Debut Author Challenge but need to actually write a review for it to count. Ready? OMG SQUEEEEEEE THIS IS SO CUTE EVERYONE READ IT I LOVE THEM ALL why did I not know about this adorable webcomic sooner WHO DIDN'T TELL ME ABOUT THIS IT'S ADORABLEYou should envision this entire review in screamy caps because WOW I LOVE THIS. Ugh. I ...
  • MaryGrace
    I LOVE LOVE LOVED THIS. I mean, who's actually surprised, but I loved this more than I even expected. It was just lovely and adorable, but also so meaningful for me. This is my first time reviewing a graphic novel and I wasn’t really sure how it was going to go but I loved this so so much that I had to talk about it.This story follows Eric Bittle (Bitty) through the first two years as a member of the Samwell College Men’s Hockey Team. The fir...
  • Sarah
    **I RECEIVED AN EBOOK COPY OF THIS FROM NETGALLEY IN EXCHANGE FOR A REVIEW** Do you like any of the following things: nice people, good characters, pies, DAT HOCKEY BUTT, Beyonce, nicknames, alluring storylines, webcomics, French Canadians with crazy blue eyes and no obvious emotions, small Southerners who can do jumps and anxiety bake, girls who hold their own against the bros, bros being bros, bros being brothers, and hockey? Scratch that, you ...
  • Laura (bbliophile)
  • Hazel (Stay Bookish)
    HANDS DOWN ONE OF MY FAVORITE YA GRAPHIC NOVELS I'VE EVER READ. I LOVE MY HOCKEY BUTTS *AHEM* BOYS. I adored the Samwell team! I also got hungry for pie. The banter, the vlogs, tweets, the romance, the hockey/haus shenanigans = so much fun!!
    So. Freaking. Adorable. I really liked the art style, and I thought the story was so cute! It was so easy to like Bitty from the start, and seeing his interactions with the team and how their relationships develop was so cute. I did find it a touch confusing to get into initially and the pace is really quick, but it was fun to read and I’m looking forward to the second book!
  • kayla ☺
    everything about this book makes my heart so full and happy 💕 why didn't I read this soon??? 😭
  • Christina Marie
    THIS WAS SUCH A WONDERFUL STORY! I love a good graphic novel! But I also loved every element of this story. It was funny, clever, and just interesting to me. I’m not a hockey person, but I love a good sports story. I also love a good LGBTQ+ sport romance. And while that’s not the main focus of the story, it presents the perfect balance.I need more!
  • Maria (Big City Bookworm)
    Actual Rating: 4.5 Stars!I picked my pre-order up last week and you better believe I read it over the weekend during any spare moment I had! It truly lived up to the hype, but like excuse me...I need the rest of it right now! (yes, I know it's online...but I just love to read the physical format!)Stay tuned for a full review coming soon!
  • Christy
    Easily one of the best things you’ll read in your life AND HOW COULD SHE LEAVE US AT THE END LIKE THATOk, everyone said this graphic novel was basically the cutest thing ever but NOTHING will prepare you for how cute it is. Nothing.What happens when a figure skater with an infinity for pie joins his college hockey team? Well, of course he:1. Learns that beautiful ice dancing is a tad different than body slamming, teeth jostling hockey. But he...
  • Adriana (SaltyBadgerBooks)
    I was lucky enough to score an ARC from the Fierce Reads tent at YALLWEST in CA.For starters... I thought it was so friggin adorable!I FRIGGIN LOVE IT! And I am 100% here for this! I was not aware until after reading it that it was a webcomic first. What is important is that I have read it and I loved it and you all should too!I will 100% be purchasing a copy of this graphic novel! I loved Bitty, and I mean c'mon a gay hockey player?! There was a...
  • Sarah K
    Oh I just loved this!So I finally did it. I finally read a graphic novels and it was so much fun!Eric Bittle (Bitty) who is a figure skater turned hockey player heads to Samwell University for college and to play on their team.Bitty loves to bake and he also does a baking/hockey vlog. He is just an utter delight and I wish he was my real life friend.I love the team dynamics and friendship! They joke around with each other but also have each other...
  • Lilly (Lair Of Books)
    Sooo friggin cute!!! The feels are real with this one and now I need all things Check Please! related cause I need more Bitty and Haus stories like yesterday haha! RTC on Lair Of Books (Link is in the bio) 🖤
  • Sally ☾
    Check, Please! was so damn adorable and soft and hilarious and precious and just so, so gay. Such a lovely story filled with wonderful characters whom I love with all my heart.Did I mention that it's hella gay?Now, all I need is a f/f version of this and I'll be the happiest person on this planet.
  • Chelsey
    Join Bitty as he vlogs through his first two years at Samwell College. He may be the smallest hockey player the team has seen, but man, can he bake a pie! Through crushing checks (and crushed hearts), Bitty's candid commentary will make you squee!I got through most of this as a webcomic before seeing the ARC; I like how the absence of the side stories (like Ransom and Holster's hockey sense) makes the story flow better, but I also didn't really l...
  • Stacy Fetters
    I wasn’t expecting this to hit me the way it did, but wow. The art is fantastic and the story is even better. I flew through this with the biggest smile on my face. Ugh, I’m such a hockey nerd. I’m so bummed that Hockey season is over and this is a great way to get your hockey fix in without witnessing your team bite the dust. While sitting in on the authors panel, I didn’t know that this was a webcomic. Now I must go hunt this down to co...
  • Paige
    Obviously I've read the online comic on Tumblr, but when I found out this was being put out in a printed/bound volume I was so excited! It's interesting reading it in a different form and being able to flick through the pages much faster than I can scroll on my computer, but both are equally enjoyable. I absolutely love the way that this was put onto the page. And of course I love the storyline. Can't wait until we get a second volume with all th...
  • Theodora Cristea
    after giving myself the time to enjoy this fully, and rejoice in the wonderful feeling of finally having a physical copy of one of my favourite pieces of media, i think it’s about time i wrote a proper review of it. i’ll start by giving some insight as to why i feel so deeply attached to the story and characters: i first started reading check please at the end of 2016. i stumbled upon it by chance, because some post on tumblr was talking abou...
  • nova ryder ♥
    Sorry every other book I’m reading, y’all are gonna have to wait cause I need to reread this gem 💛
  • Dylan
    4 stars.I read the first two years (what this vol is) a few years back on tumblr, but I wanted to read it in physical form and i wasn't disappointed. I loved everything besides the hockey talk (i honestly couldnt't care less), and i wish the relationship got a *bit* more developed.
  • Jess
    Bitty, our protag, is your not so stereotypical small, sweet, closeted country boy from small-town Georgia. Bitty is the son of the local high school football coach. Bitty’s a champion figure skater. Bitty has a baking vlog. And Bitty is on his way to his next big adventure - college hockey. One small problem though, Bitty struggles with physical contact and hockey is very much a contact sport.Check, Please! is the story about Bitty coming to a...
  • Sam
    Huge thank you to Raincoast for this ARC!I didn't even know I needed Check Please! in my life until I started reading it. It was a webcomic that I saw being discussed over on Cece @ ProblemsofaBookNerd's channel, and every time she mentioned it, the more intrigued I was. Hockey? Baked goods? Vlogging? What more can you ask for?Eric "Bitty" Bittle is the smallest player on his college hockey team. He's also openly gay, and kinda sorta maybe has th...
  • TJ
    I followed Check Please! for some time on tumblr before I fell off the wagon, but always planned to come back to it. I’m so glad it’s getting a wide-release physical publication now! I just binged the entire book, which covers the first two years of Bitty’s time in college playing hockey. He’s so cute, and all the other characters are so fun as well! The romance is very slow burn, and it leaves you wanting more instantly. I can’t wait f...