Radio Silence by Alice Oseman is one of the best books I've ever read. It effortlessly contains characters of many colors, sizes, and sexualities. It is not a book that you read, but absorb. Recommended By Erin K., Powells.com
Synopses & Reviews
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 new 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?
"Honest and authentic... with appeal to fans of John Green." Bookseller (London)
"Keenly intelligent. A smart, timely outing." Kirkus Reviews
"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 starred review
About the Author
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. 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.