Friday, May 27, 2016

Radio Silence



By: Alice OsemanLocation: FIC OSEGenre: Young adult, lgbtqia, fandom



This is the highest rated Goodreads.com book I have ever reviewed- 4.58 starts with 388 ratings!

Here are a few of the comments about it....

"I think Radio Silence is an important read for teenagers about to decide what to do after school. It carries some really important messages about education and the pressure put on student to get into a great university and be academically gifted. Radio Silence shows that there are other choices, it shows that you can be successful without that degree, it shows that creativity is also important. At the core of this book, the message is that you do what makes you happy and I think that is a really great message. It is also an incredibly realistic book that you know is written by one of our own generation, and Alice Oseman doesn't belittle the topic and the stress and emotional and mental strain that academia puts on teenagers these days." 

"Radio Silence is a story about a person’s different personas created to fit society’s norms. More importantly, this is a story about being true to who you are. Of finding a safe place to express how you feel. Of finding an avenue for your voice to be heard. It is also a story about family, friendship, and unconditional love."

"Seriously, this book had everything. The characters were so real, the situation so relatable and overall, I don't think a more perfect book exists. So many races and sexualities are represented in 'Radio Silence', so many personality types and career aptitudes...it was amazing. I mean, AMAZING. "

"The characters in this book are so genuine, so complex, so beautifully flawed. Their personalities were so brilliantly vivid...it's the type of book that once you're finished, you feel like the characters are real enough to call them up and talk to them about the most remarkable of things."

"This is a well-written, relatable and touching coming of age story. Frances is the studious, hard-working head girl of her sixth form. She has an array of top grades and is destined for a future in Cambridge University. Aled is the quiet, mysterious and intelligent boy across the road. Frances has no idea how her life will change when she discovers that Aled is the anonymous face behind her favourite ever Youtube podcast series. "


“I wonder sometimes whether you've exploded already, like a star, and what I'm seeing you is three million years into the past, and you're not here anyore. How can we be together here, now, when you are so far away. When you are so far ago? I'm shouting so loudly, but you never turn around to see me. Perhaps it is I who have already exploded. Either way, we are going to bring beautiful things into the universe.” 

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