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...more
This book was like, the spiritual equivalent of eating a perfectly toasted bagel. It was so so good and so adorable and I feel so soft on every level of metaphorical interpretation. I honestly just want to SCREAM about this book and these characters forever and let that be my career. I swear I have such a obsessive personality and once I like something I invest my entire livelihood into it and forget ...more
- a high-achieving teenage girl who believes her future lies in academia
- her learning that sometimes there are other paths through life and learning to embrace her passion for art
- the shy, mysterious creator of a science-fiction audio drama podcast
- a friendship between a boy and a girl where they don't fall in love
- a critique of the way the education system brainwashes teens into believing that if they don't get good grades, they're destined f ...more
“People move on quicker than I can comprehend. People forget you within days, they take new pictures to put on Facebook and they don't read your messages. They keep on moving forward and shove you to the side because you make more mistakes than you should.”
There’s something so authentically millennial about this book. It’s in the sense of loss. The exploration of detachment from parents and of abuse. The music choices - London Grammar and The 1975’s Chocolate are mentioned on the same page. ...more
“…please just call me Radio. Radio Silence. I am, after all, only a voice on a radio, and there may not be anyone listening.”
Radio Silence is the best contemporary book I’ve ever read. Full stop. So, buckle in, because this is going to be a full-gush review, because this book was everything. And holy shit did it blow all my expectations out of the water.
I normally give a brief synopsis about the book I’m reviewing here, but Radio Silence almost feels too personal for me to even type ...more
With that said, I think this one was great and completely get it. Great representation, great friendships and overall attaching characters you will feel for.
The friendship between Frances and Aled is definitely what I liked best. Or maybe not. It’s hard to pinpoint the most impressive thing about this book, honestly. The pacing is fabulous (such short chapters!), the atmosphere is great, the humour is uplifting, t ...more
We follow Frances, a girl who is dead set on going to Cambridge... even though she doesn't really seem to understand why she got on this path in the first place or remember why it matters so much to her. It's always been her plan, so it must have been the only good option, right? When she gets involved in a ...more
but can we hear it for boy/girl friendships that actually STAY a friendship!? its sooo refreshing to read about this kind of relationship and i ...more
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I cannot, literally cannot emphasis to you how much I freakin adore this book with all my heart
Radio Silence is a book I've seen promoted around, especially by my friendos Amelie and Tasha and I expected to enjoy it but what I didn't expect was to fall down a radio silence hole never to be seen again
“In Distress. Stuck in Universe City. Send Help.
What. Is. This. Book.
Like...how do I review a book if I don’t know my feelings on it? AND HOW DO I DECIDE WHAT MY FEELINGS ARE IF I DON’T KNOW WHAT IT IS?
Okay. Let me go with the old classics and start off by stating what I know: a synopsis and the few concrete opinions I have.
So in this book we follow Frances, a studying machine who is a huge fangirl of a podcast (for a podcast? What is the ...more
Hello. I hope somebody is listening …”( next time you wanna make me cry just say this line to me)
• Every book I have ever read , listen to me you all should envy this book, because it took my heart away the way none of you ever did!
• Don't get too jealous okay , I don't want to wake up in middle of night!
• Yeah so Radio silence (calm down*s creaming*)
• I FUCKING LOVE THIS BOOK AND ITS AN UNDERSTATEMENT!!!
•you see the book cover , look into her eyes , now you have my photo , look into my e ...more
I'm su ...more
I honestly can’t tell you how long it’s been since I stayed up too late, not even realizing what time it was because I was so desperate to finish a story. Brilliant.
Radio Silence has been on my wishlist for ages, so I figured the time has come to pick it up. And wow was time right.
We follow Frances Janvier's final school year. 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.
Frances is obsessed with Universe City, a YouTube podcast show about a suit-wearing student detective looking for a wa ...more
A girl pretending to be someone else entirely. A boy who can peel away her layers. A friendship so deep they'll never want to lose each other. And secrets that could destroy it all.
I've you've read Solitaire or Radio Silence you'll know that she's one of us. Movie and book nerd, internet and 90's kid, passionate procrastinator, feminist, possibly awkward. Which is the main reason ...more
shit y'all. i'm honestly at a loss for words when it comes to this book. as with many books, i was influenced by another person to read this one. specifically by kat of paperbackdreams on youtube. if you watch her, you'll understand the expectations that i had going into this.
it wasn't at all what i expected. i didn't know much about the plot going in, purposefully. but i didn't expect a book about a girl in her senior year of high school & a boy with an an ...more
One of the best coming of age, young adult books ever.
It's just so real.
I started reading this one with no expectations. Good or bad, I was not going to care. I just jad to read it. The book has been slowly getting its audience ever since it got published.
This book is just not about the dilemma of the young who are getting into University and handling social media. This book is more than that. It talks about passion, the difficult situations the younger gener ...more
i've literally never wanted to fight a nonexistent person more, like i’ve hated a lot of characters but you really take the cake CAROL
anyways i liked this book a lot but i feel let down because of the hype it received. (thanks for nothing goodreads asshats! stop hyping books. disappointment is imminent when you have sky high expectations). regardless a bea ...more
wow. I feel like this book was written about me, and written for me. I love everything about it and you all are missing out if you haven’t read this masterpiece
// buddy read with gay driver & cortical reader...more
I read this book with one of my best friends and in a way it reminded me of us. Of our friendship. Maybe that’s why this book is so special to me, because it felt like reading about my life.
Frances is someone who, since the moment she learned ...more
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Alice’s first novel SOLITAIRE was published when she was ...more