Radio Silence by Alice OsemanRadio Silence by Alice Oseman

Radio Silence

byAlice Oseman

Hardcover | March 28, 2017

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From critically acclaimed author Alice Oseman comes a smartly crafted contemporary YA novel, perfect for readers who love Rainbow Rowell’s Fangirl. This is an utterly captivating and authentic teen novel from the author of Solitaire, which VOYA said “could put her among the great young adult fiction authors.”

Frances Janvier spends most of her time studying.

Everyone knows Aled Last as that quiet boy who gets straight As.

You probably think that they are going to fall in love or something. Since he is a boy and she is a girl.

They don’t. They make a podcast.

In a world determined to shut them up, knock them down, and set them on a cookie cutter life path, Frances and Aled struggle to find their voices over the course of one life-changing year. Will they have the courage to show everyone who they really are? Or will they be met with radio silence?

Title:Radio SilenceFormat:HardcoverDimensions:496 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1.49 inPublished:March 28, 2017Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0062335715

ISBN - 13:9780062335715

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great book I'm glad I picked this up. This book as a diverse group of characters & I was glad to see them all grow to be friends. This is good coming of age story about finding yourself & learning to make life choices that are best for you. Wish I had read this when I was in high school.
Date published: 2018-08-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from i am a new person. who was i before i read this book, man??? this book is a gem and i am so glad it exists! first of all, diversity and representation alone is amazing. so so so important to include characters who aren't all straight or white, i love it! it's a much more accurate representation of life. secondly, i love the messages in this novel. it's such an important book for younger teens and i would have love to read this as i was still in high school! i cherish this book for enforcing that what you go through and what you feel is valid. it shows that you can be who you want to be and do what you want to do in a world that is so diverse and ever changing. why be anything other than what you want to be?? thanks alice oseman :)
Date published: 2018-08-01
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Quick Read This book was so weirdly fast to read. Like I picked off from where I left off at (page 109) and then read the remaining 400 pages in about 2 hours. It's so easy to get through. I didn't enjoy Aled's character though, which is a problem because even when he wasn't physically there, Frances was obsessing over him. Their friendship was so one-sided. Frances and Daniel did so much for Aled and he kept pushing them away and ignoring them because he didn't know how to tell them how he felt. Aled never apologized for accusing Frances of befriending him to get insider knowledge of the podcast and he never apologized for blaming Frances for his sister running away. And apparently this is all okay because he had an abusive mom and a runaway sister. He never thought about his friends feelings. Even when Frances and Daniel gave him support and a place to stay, he pushed them all away so he could isolate himself and be more depressed. It was so frustrating.
Date published: 2018-06-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! This was an amazing exploration of the expectations of teenagerhood and university. I loved how deep the friendships were!
Date published: 2017-10-20

Editorial Reviews

“Intrigue, suspense, and a fairly spectacular climax will appeal to teens asking the big questions.”