Radio Silence

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. 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?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062335722
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 04/23/2019
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 496
Sales rank: 30,719
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.30(d)
Age Range: 13 Years

About the Author

Alice Oseman was born in 1994 in Kent, England. She completed a degree in English at Durham University in 2016 and is currently a full-time writer and illustrator. Alice can usually be found staring aimlessly at computer screens, questioning the meaninglessness of existence, or doing anything and everything to avoid getting an office job. Find out more about Alice and her books at

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Radio Silence 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I tumbled headfirst into Radio Silence from chapter one and never wanted to climb back out. It hummed with what it is to make stuff, create with a friend, find a best friend, get lost in something, love something, be recognized for your art, feel insecure about what you love, be quiet on the outside and thrum with magnificent universes on the inside, feel yourself getting older, be on the desperate outside of a social scene and the powerful center of a secret internet world, let stories and art and creativity save you, feel trapped and unsaveable, and to realize that things like school are school, not life. And that true life lies in the heart of what we love. Alice Oseman is a unique, excellent writer. This book should be at the top of bestseller lists; though at the same time, I feel as though I want it just for myself. I'll be looking out for her work for the rest of her career.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
an absolute masterpiece
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A fun and unique read with well-written characters that many will relate to. The story has a large focus on friendship and great diversity.
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Chancie More than 1 year ago
I just could not enjoy this book. The characters felt far younger and more juvenile than their ages said they were, there was too much current social media included and referenced (it always takes me out of stories and kills the escapism feeling), and no one says nearly as many "ers" and "ums" as these characters do. It's nit-picky maybe, but every little "er" and "um" before or during dialogue completely took me out of the story. It felt very unnatural. I wasn't a fan of this one.