Review: Alice Oseman – Radio Silence

Radio silence by Alice Oseman has been on my TBR for nearly 2 years now. I always intended to listen to the audiobook, but surprise surprise, that never happened. So I finally bought the ebook and actually read it.

Review: Alice Oseman – Radio SilenceRadio Silence by Alice Oseman
Format: Paperback
Pages: 403
Genres: Young Adult
Published by HarperCollins on February 25, 2016
ISBN: 9780007559244
Also by this author: I Was Born for This
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three-stars

This a previously-published edition of ISBN 9780007559244

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

Frances is been a study machine with one goal. Nothing will stand in her way; not friends, not a guilty secret – not even the person she is on the inside. Then Frances meets Aled, and for the first time she's unafraid to be herself.

So when the fragile trust between them is broken, Frances is caught between who she was and who she longs to be. Now Frances knows that she has to confront her past. To confess why Carys disappeared…

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

Engaging with themes of identity, diversity and the freedom to choose, Radio Silence is a tor de force by the most exciting writer of her generation.

I started reading Radio silence before checking the synopsis out to actually remember it. Therefore, I found it slightly difficult to get sucked into the story. The chapters were very short, too short for my liking. Furthermore, I found the story not that interesting in the beginning.

It was not until I reached the halfway mark that I got into the book and wanted to read it all in one go. Some things went down for the characters and the story took an interesting turn. However, Radio silence didn’t live up to the hype for me and I don’t have much to say. I’m aware that this is one of Oseman’s earlier works and the potential was already visible. I read I was born for this before and that book already shows her growth as an author. Oseman is really good at intertwining diversity into her books in a natural way, other authors could learn a lesson from her here.

3 comments

  1. Aw, i’m sorry that this one wasn’t worth the hype for you — it was the first one i’ve read from her and I absolutely loved it.

    I still have yet to read “Born for this”.

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