Check, Please! Book 1 by Ngozi Ukazu

Check, Please! Book 1

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! Book 1

TitleCheck, Please! Book 1
ISBN9781250177957
Author
Release DateSep 18th, 2018
PublisherFirst Second
LanguageEnglish
GenreSequential Art, Graphic Novels, LGBT, Young Adult, Comics, Sports
Rating

Reviews Check, Please! Book 1

  • Lola
    2018-07-31
    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)
    2018-07-31
    Heckin’ CUTE. Shitty is my fav and reminds me so much of my bb McGraw from Giant Days. 10/10 do recommend
  • Ariel
    2019-07-07
    Lots of cute moments, but it never grabbed me! It all felt quite disparate and episodic, which makes sense since it was a webcomic, but I would have liked for it to have felt a bit more like it had a big arc it was working towards!
  • Cece (ProblemsOfaBookNerd)
    2018-09-19
    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
    2018-06-11
    I love love love this ...big surprise I love love love this 😍 ...big surprise
  • Melanie
    2018-08-18
    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...
  • Whitney Atkinson
    2019-04-18
    3.5 starsThis book had me laughing out loud before the page count even hit double digits! I was not expecting this to have such a tasteful sense of humor in a way that was both evident in dialogue and the clever way the panels transitioned and cut off. I thought Bittle (Bitty? Idk what his name is even after reading this bc he was called like 30 things) was charming and funny and relatable and sweet, and I loved following his story. Him being a v...
  • destiny ♡⚔♡ [howling libraries]
    2018-11-02
    OH MY WORD, it's so cute I'm gonna die. This is one of the most precious, laugh-out-loud, heartwarming, charming damn things I've ever read in my life. I need a million more volumes, please. I cried happy tears at the end and I don't even care. And Bitty is such a precious little bean and Shitty is so hilarious and quietly deep and Holster & Ransom are the perfect bromance duo ever and JACK. Sweet, precious little Quebecian (IT'S A WORD OKAY) Jac...
  • Xandra (StarrySkyBooks)
    2019-09-09
    Y'all, guess who just spent all day binging this online webcomic ONLY TO FIND OUT IT'S NOT COMPLETE YET? I am a fool. Please send help. I can't wait for the next update.(The full (yet incomplete!) webcomic is free online, btw! This rating is listed for one of the graphic adaptations, but really I'm rating the webcomic as a whole.)
  • Tatiana
    2019-01-03
    Those who rated this comic highly, can you help me out? Am I reading this wrong?I am all on board with a story about a gentle, pie-baking gay hockey player who gets embraced by his bro/dumbass teammates and finds love. And I can understand why I personally didn't like how this story is written (sometimes hard to understand, Jack is so not swoon-worthy, only one female character who almost has no speaking lines), but others think it all is cute an...
  • Hollis
    2018-08-03
    THIS IS THE CUTEST SWEETEST SOFTEST FUNNIEST MOST PRECIOUS THING AND I HAVE ALL THE FEELS.ps I read the webcomic via the author's website but fully intend to buy upon release because duh.
  • Ashley (ashleyOutpaged)
    2018-10-31
    THIS IS MY NEW OBSESSION I AM LAUGHING I AM CRYING I JUST LOVE. It is so quirky and hilarious. FREAKING UGH THIS IS MY NEW OBSESSION I AM LAUGHING I AM CRYING I JUST LOVE. It is so quirky and hilarious. FREAKING UGH 😭😭💓👌🏻💓💓💓
  • David Schaafsma
    2018-12-13
    Check, please!: #Hockey is the first volume collecting from the popular webcomic from first generation Nigerian (!)-American author Ngozi Ukazu who did a LOT of research to make a comic about a white man's sport she basically knew nothing about, and in the process, falling in love with it. There are two reasons I read it; 1) I may read just about all of the 2018 graphic novel/comics nominees, and 2) I just read Fence, another sports comics series...
  • Mir
    2018-11-10
    This was cute. Almost too cute. Take breaks lest ye be overcome by sugarshock. Hockey. Central, but in the sense that these kids's lives revolve around their team; you as the reader do not have to spend a lot of time seeing hockey moves, nor will you gain much understanding of the sport from this book.Actually you won't spend that much time on anything, and that was my main complaint: all the scenes are so short. And there isn't much pacing. I'm ...
  • Hamad
    2019-06-03
    This review and other non-spoilery reviews can be found @The Book Prescription I am making an effort to read more graphic novel and I have seen many of my friends reading and loving this one so I decided to give it a chance! It has a high average rating on GR (~4.5) and I think I know why now! Since it is a graphic novel, I am going to talk about both the writing and the artist style! First, the drawings are good, my problem is that one of my fir...
  • Calista
    2019-08-20
    I have seen a hockey game twice in my life and it was Uof Michigan hockey. I also went to a party to watch the Stanley cup one year, so it's safe to say I know little of this sport. I did think the university hockey was fun and the crowd was engaged. I wasn't sure I would enjoy this, but I thought it would be good getting to know more about the people in the world of hockey. My best friend is a hockey player, but I didn't know the culture.I loved...
  • Connor
    2019-03-12
    So I know I just posted a review talking about how a book was too feel-good for me. This is definitely feel-good, but I really enjoyed it. I think that's because not everything goes well and sometimes and characters fail. I'm not huge into hockey, but the Haus was a lot like my old fraternity. I could definitely relate to the friendships between the different teammates. I even have friends who are just like Shitty (a character's nickname). I thou...
  • Vicky Who Reads
    2018-07-05
    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
    2018-09-15
    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...
  • Moony Eliver
    2019-07-25
    OK, my graphic novel is more adorable than yours. Because this one is *mine.* Get your own.
  • Erica ♋️✨
    2019-01-13
    This graphic novel was so adorable and cute ugh i just loved it so much. Eric is the most cutest sweet boy i have ever read about he’s my little cinnamon bun . I would recommend this graphic novel to anyone so worth the read. the ending made me want Book 2 so bad i can not wait to see how his relationship with jack progresses.Since it’s pride month i think it’s time to reread my favorite LGBTQ books/graphic novels Reread: guys i loved this ...
  • Laura (bbliophile)
    2018-06-14
    *takes a deep breath* I LOVED THIS SO MUCH LIKE SO SO MUCH AND BITTY IS MY NEW FAVORITE CHARACTER HE IS SO SOFT AND LOVELY AND I WANT TO BE HIS FRIEND AND BAKE PIES WITH HIM AND WHO KNEW I COULD CARE ABOUT HOCKEY THIS MUCH??? AAAAH I LOOOOOVED THIS
  • Teal
    2019-07-02
    This beloved webcomic-turned-graphic-novel has a 4.46 star average for almost 6000 reviews. Wow. But it was a total miss for me.I originally encountered it back when it was a webcomic, but I lost interest partway though. When it came out as a book I decided to give it another chance, thinking that maybe this time it would click for me. But that didn't happen. I don't like any of the characters. And the art isn't appealing enough to compensate for...
  • Cori Reed
    2019-01-05
    This was PHENOMENAL. If you want a book featuring hockey, baking, vlogging, French-Canadians, amazing male friendships, and so so much love and acceptance, get yourself this book! First five star read of 2019!
  • ❄️Nani❄️
    2019-03-02
    Second Read: March 2Because, well... I NEED JOY IN MY LIFE. And Bitty gives me pure unadulterated joy. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Fist read: March 1I started this with a stupid grin plastered on my face and ended it with an even stupider grin. I wish every single human being was like Bitty. The kindest hearted, most generous, sweet cinnamon roll. I can’t remember the last time I felt this genuinely happy reading something. My insides are dancing w...
  • Sydney (sydneysshelves) West
    2019-09-07
    Too freaking cute!Omg I can’t get enough of this story and these characters. My heart is so full of love and hockey and maybe I’ll pick up baking. Who knows? Lol. Def excited for the next volume.
  • Reading_ Tam_ Ishly
    2019-11-23
    I have been trying so hard to fall in love with this one for the past one hour. And I am just not getting into it. The main character is cute and bubbly and all that but I really cannot connect with the art sequence and the other characters like a basic connection is missing.I will continue with the series some other day. No. I am not sure about this too. Because I have yet to read so many other comic series!
  • Kate (GirlReading)
    2019-06-07
    SO SOFT. SO PURE. SO ADORABLE. SO MANY PIES.
  • Hazel (Stay Bookish)
    2018-06-21
    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!!
  • Sarah
    2018-04-26
    **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 ...