Radio Silence: Book summary and reviews of Radio Silence by Alice Oseman

Radio Silence

by Alice Oseman

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Radio Silence by Alice Oseman
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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.

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?

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Radio Silence, in which a high school senior tries to keep his identity as the creator and host of a popular YouTube video podcast a secret, has some good character building and pacing but ultimately very low stakes that make it hard to care about anything that happens." - Matt Grant

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"Starred Review. Oseman vividly illustrates that the world and its technologies offer opportunities for connection and fulfillment that go far beyond traditional definitions of success." - Publishers Weekly

"Starred Review. An intense, highly engaging, well–plotted story of relationships, explorations into gay and bisexual identities, family trauma, a straight-jacket education system, and, mostly, kids yearning to be their truest selves despite it all." - Booklist

"Oseman is a master at combining sardonic wit with angst to create believable characters and a compelling contemporary story that will resonate with teens. A top pick for any YA collection." - School Library Journal

"Keenly intelligent. A smart, timely outing." - Kirkus

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Alice Oseman

Alice Oseman was born in 1994 in Kent, England. She is studying English at Durham University, probably due to the expectation of society, but mostly spends her time obsessing over fictional characters, drawing really dumb comics, and complaining about things on her Tumblr, www.chronicintrovert.tumblr.com. Hopefully, she'll avoid having to get a real job for the rest of her life.

Alice wrote a book when she was seventeen. This is that book.

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