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Radio Silence, Alice Oseman

07/07/2019
Radio Silence book review

My review of Radio Silence by Alice Oseman. I LOVED this novel, it spoke to my heart and I’m advising it to everyone.

Radio Silence, Alice Oseman
Themes: Contemporary, LGBTQIA+
Reading Format: Paperback
Pages: 416
5 STARS

This book is the one I so desperately needed without even knowing it. I’m glad I picked it up due to a Twitter recommendation I spotted. I love reading books about characters with passions, especially nerdy ones, so I loved Francis and Aled. I also love that from the off it is clear this book is about a platonic friendship and I really appreciated that. It’s so refreshing to see a book about a male and female relationship that is purely just friendship.

Francis is definitely reflecting me at 17, terrified of life and where she’s going. Not quite sure of anything and not quite understood by those around her. She is being guided by society’s expectations and it’s making her live a life she doesn’t want. One of the themes in this book is university and whether the characters actually want to go or not. In reality, not everyone goes to university, it isn’t right for everyone and that is what this book teaches.

Shall we talk about the LGBTQIA+ rep now?? I loved the demisexuality rep in this book, as well as the gay and bi representation too. I rarely find a book talking about demisexuality so it was really refreshing to read it in this one. There is no end to the support for LGBTQIA+ in this book and it made my heart happy. This is all just woven into the story too, as it should be. It wasn’t controlling the outcome of the plot, just letting us know more about the characters.

If you’re looking for an empowering read about making your own decisions and living your best life for you, then Radio Silence is the right pick. Alice Oseman is a superb author and I can’t wait to read more by her, you can bet I ordered more of her books after I finished this one.

radio silence, alice oseman

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5 Comments

  • Reply Tammy @ Books, Bones & Buffy 07/07/2019 at 2:44 pm

    I’ve heard nothing but good things about this book, and I’m looking forward to it! Awesome review😁

    • Reply BooksNest 07/07/2019 at 5:01 pm

      I hope you love it!

  • Reply Abigail 07/07/2019 at 3:47 pm

    I just finished reading this book and I really enjoyed it! I loved the LGBT+ representation and just the characters as a whole. I felt parts could have been expanded on but I enjoyed it overall.

    • Reply BooksNest 07/07/2019 at 5:02 pm

      Isn’t it fab, I think the representation is brilliant!

  • Reply Malka @ Paper Procrastinators 07/07/2019 at 10:14 pm

    I’m so happy you loved this book! I think my favorite thing about Alice Oseman is how character driven her books are! Plus, her characters are always so introspective and dimensional!

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