Book Review: Radio Silence (+ Podcasts Recs)

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★★★★★

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.

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I can hear you all screaming “Marta, finally! You’ve read the best book out there, it only took you 2 years to get to it, but you’re here at last.” 

And yes, I’ve finally read Radio Silence by Alice Oseman and I adored it. I think this also means Oseman is officially one of my favorite authors, she convinced me with her writing style, the amazing themes she has in her books (platonic friendships, so much diversity, subjects that are highly related to the fandom). Every book of hers is so original and I just love her mind, how she makes her characters have artsy hobbies, be three-dimensional and most importantly, they don’t have to be in a romantic relationship to be interesting.

Books that focus on friendships and family are so important to me, they are refreshing and they are very much needed to remind us all that romance isn’t everything in life.

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