Radio Silence, Alice Oseman

Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult, LGBTQIA+

Pages: 474

Published: February 25, 2016

Reading Time: April 15, 2020 – April 22, 2020

5/5 stars

I picked this book up due to the love it was getting on Twitter and YouTube and I couldn’t be happier with my choice! This was such a great read with amazing characters I really connected and sympathized with. I could really feel the emotions that the characters were feeling as they went through their journey and I loved seeing how passionate they were about what they were doing. I also appreciated the platonic relationship between Aled and Frances; it was nice to read a YA book that doesn’t have the two main characters falling for each other.

I could definitely relate to the characters, even with being in the stage of my life I’m in now. This story shows characters in the book going down their own path whether that be university or moving out and getting a job right out of high school. Frances and Aled, the two main characters, have always thought that in order to be successful in life you first need to go to university and get a “proper” education. Instead, they are really enjoying tapping into their creative selves and creating a podcast called Universe City. And that’s just reality; not everyone goes to university and that’s ok.

This book was also very good at touching on LGBTQIA+. I won’t spoil anything in regards to the different relationships that develop throughout the story but I think Alice Oseman did an extremely good job in showing the struggles that some people go through when trying to figure out their sexuality and it was nice to see it nicely fitting into the story.

I highly recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a strong book about finding your own way. Overall, I have enjoyed every book I’ve from Alice Oseman and I’m looking forward to reading more in the future.

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One Comment

  • Shelyce Grayson

    I enjoy YA novels with platonic relationships and lately I have been wanting to branch out on my own (start a business) so I think this could be a perfect book for where I’m at right now. Excellent review!

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