Radio Silence

Radio Silence

By Alice Oseman

  • Release Date : 2016-02-25
  • Genre : Coming of Age
  • FIle Size : 1.20 MB
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Description

Radio Silence The second novel by the phenomenally talented author of Solitaire, Alice Oseman – the most talked-about YA writer right now.

What if everything you set yourself up to be was wrong?

Frances has always been a study machine with one goal, elite university. Nothing will stand in her way; not friends, not a guilty secret – not even the person she is on the inside.

But when Frances meets Aled, the shy genius behind her favourite podcast, she discovers a new freedom. He unlocks the door to Real Frances and for the first time she experiences true friendship, unafraid to be herself. Then the podcast goes viral and the fragile trust between them is broken.

Caught between who she was and who she longs to be, Frances’ dreams come crashing down. Suffocating with guilt, she knows that she has to confront her past…
She has to confess why Carys disappeared…

Meanwhile at uni, Aled is alone, fighting even darker secrets.

It’s only by facing up to your fears that you can overcome them. And it’s only by being your true self that you can find happiness.

Frances is going to need every bit of courage she has.

A YA coming of age read that tackles issues of identity, the pressure to succeed, diversity and freedom to choose, Radio Silence is a tour de force by the most exciting writer of her generation.

Reviews

Praise for SOLITAIRE:

“The Catcher in the Rye for the digital age” The Times

“The most honest and authentic account of modern teenage life that you’ll read this year… outstanding contemporary fiction with appeal to fans of John Green.” The Bookseller

‘A very authentic, teenage voice’ – Sunday Times

‘Solitaire is an extraordinary novel … [Oseman] has captured her characters’ rage, humour and insecurity with aplomb.’ The Financial Times

‘Oseman proves herself a clever, witty writer’ Publishers Weekly

“Full of wit, cynicism, sarcasm and humour. This book is relatable yet original at the same time.” Goodreads review

About the author

Alice Oseman is an author and also a student, currently attending Durham University reading English. Her debut novel, Solitaire was published to critical acclaim – “The Catcher in the Rye for the digital age” The Times. Like her characters, Alice was once a sarcastic teenager who spent all of her time on internet. Now she is a sarcastic 20-year-old who spends all of her time on the internet.

Alice is from Rochester, Kent. She is active on Twitter and Tumblr – and her writing has been significantly inspired by behavioural trends on Tumblr.

Follow Alice Oseman on Twitter: @AliceOseman

Follow Alice on Tumblr: www.chronicintrovert.tumblr.com, radio silence, radio silence app, radio silence book, radio silence lyrics, radio silence texting, radio silence meme, radio silence magazine, radio silence talib kweli, radio silence far cry 5, radio silence comic

Reviews

  • Really good read

    5
    By CherylM-M
    It’s the kind of book I think young people should read. Older teens and young adults in the middle of the scholastic academic rat race. The competition for highest grade and places at the best universities. The build-up towards the decline of Aled is really well done. I think a lot of parents and students underestimate how lonely and vulnerable it can be at university or college. Up until that point most young people are kept cocooned in the bubble of home and school. Gifted academics are fooled into thinking that because they are the smartest in their school that they are the smartest overall. Of course this particular bubble bursts when they find themselves in lecture rooms full of smarter and equally intelligent students. They go from being rock stars to one of many in the galaxy. Not everyone is an academic though, and both schools and parents need to be mindful of students with other skills and talents. In an effort to appear independent and strong Aled doesn’t reach out for help when everything takes a downward spiral. His only cry for help is Radio Silence. Another important theme in the book is discovering sexuality and preferences or lack of them. Oseman does this without trying to strong-arm the plot or the reader. Aside from the friendship between Frances and Aled I think the relationship between Carol and her children is one of the most interesting. In a world of Tiger moms, pushy parents and an ever rising number of children being abused, she was a small character, but a pivotal one. Carol is the type of parent that flies under the radar when it comes to her behaviour. Outside her four walls she is the epitome of the perfect parent. A helpful respected member of society, who has an entirely different persona for those who know her privately. I really enjoyed the read, perhaps because a lot of the scenarios rang very true for me. *I received a copy of this book via NetGalley.*

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