"Radio Silence" by Alice Oseman is a beautiful, relatable and contemporary Young Adult novel about friendship, identity, academic pressure and the stress of coming of age.
Frances Janvier has always worked hard at school and pushed herself to succed. She is driven and her only goal is to be accepted to an elite university. Nothing is allowed to stand in her way: friends, hobbies, relationships and her own wishes all have to come second.
When Frances meets Aled, the host of her favorite sci-fi drama podcast, they strike up a life-changing friendship. Aled is the first person to help Frances be unafraid to be her real self. When Aled's podcast suddenly becomes a giant hit and goes viral, their close friendship suffer from it. Now Frances has to figure out who she is and strike a balance between who she wants and who she wants to be. To become her truest self she has to confront the darkest period in her past.
"Radio Silence" by Alice Oseman is about friendship and forging your own found family. The novel is written by the extremely talented author of "Loveless" and the amazing graphic novel series "Heartstopper". "Radio Silence" was the author's second novel.