Check, Please!: Year One

Check, Please! #1

Ngozi Ukazu

fiction comics lgbtqia+ sports
funny lighthearted medium-paced

236 pages | first published 2015

Eric Bittle—former figure skater, vlogger extraordinaire, and amateur pâtissier—is starting his freshman year playing hockey at the prestigious Samwell University. And it's nothing like co-ed club hockey back in Georgia. For one?

There's checking.

It's a story about hockey and friendship and bros and trying to find yourself during the best four years of your life.

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Moods

lighthearted 95%
funny 81%
hopeful 36%
relaxing 27%
inspiring 18%
emotional 9%
reflective 4%

Pace

fast 71%
medium 28%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 100%

Strong character development?

Yes: 53% | No: 33% | It's complicated: 13%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 100%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 82% | No: 11% | It's complicated: 5%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 46% | No: 33% | N/A: 13% | It's complicated: 6%

Average rating

4.41