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Publisher's Summary

From critically acclaimed author Alice Oseman comes a smartly crafted contemporary YA novel, perfect for fans who love Rainbow Rowell’s Fangirl. This is an utterly captivating and authentic teen novel from the author of Solitaire, which VOYA said “could put her among the great young adult fiction authors.”

Frances Janvier spends most of her time studying. 

Everyone knows Aled Last as that quiet boy who gets straight As. 

You probably think that they are going to fall in love or something. Since he is a boy and she is a girl.

They don’t. They make a podcast. 

In a world determined to shut them up, knock them down, and set them on a cookie cutter life path, Frances and Aled struggle to find their voices over the course of one life-changing year. Will they have the courage to show everyone who they really are? Or will they be met with radio silence? 

©2017 Alice Oseman (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers

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I guess it's not for me

Almost reached the end but got tired of it, feels very slow and repetitive. It has some good points. Maybe it's for younger people.
Maybe it's the audio format that didn't work for me, cause it has lots of online chat logs back and forth and you have to listen to each hour and name of each message. The moms felt very 'one note'. The 'mystery' was kinda obvious... well,not bad, not bad

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Didn’t hate it, didn’t love it. It was just ok.

First off, I want to say that I’m big on checking out reviews for books after I read them and I could only find 1 that agreed with me. So, clearly my opinion is not a very popular one. I found a few that seemed to agree with some opinions I had, but still rated it a 4 out of 5 because of how relatable it was for them. I did not find this relatable, and not because I haven’t gone through the things the characters deal with because I have. I simply felt no attachment to it at all, it wasn’t a great book, It was just ok. So, I will not rate this higher than a 3 and I feel like I’m being generous with a 3.

I went into this blind because of the amazing reviews it had received and felt that I couldn’t be disappointed. Maybe my expectations were too high, because it never grabbed me and I found myself taking many breaks from it. In fact, the only time I was unable to stop listening was towards the end because I honestly just wanted to get it over with so I start something else. I even caught myself checking the time to see if it was almost over. The writing was a bit sloppy, I didn’t care for the main character Frances and it was way longer than it should have been. I just really did not enjoy this book. I think if it was a 90 minute movie I would’ve enjoyed it more, but instead I spent over 500 minutes wondering what all the hype was about.

If you’re looking for an ice breaker read and don’t want to put too much thought into something than throw on this audio book and check out the decent story, but in my opinion if you’re looking for something captivating then look somewhere else because you will not find that here.

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Emotional To Say The Least

I’ve been meaning to read Radio Silence for a couple months now and I’m glad I waited to pick it up on audiobook. Radio Silence had me sobbing on my drive home today as the struggles of Frances and Aled hit so close to home. I was so happy that it wasn’t a love story and represented so many different communities.

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British teen drama within pop social networks and fandom

It was worth a sale price listen, a little long, but entertaining. Topics of sexuality, love, and self worth among some British teens just trying to figure it all out. Kind of like frozen the love is deeper than just mates. Very fandom! Unique.

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WONDERFUL

I loved this books so much, the meaning and message is so important and I just adored the writing!

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Queer, friendships, beautiful language, must read

Radio Silence is as heartbreaking as it is lovely. Alice Oseman has such a beautiful style of writing and introduces characters who are flawed and damaged but loveable all the same. Aysha Kala was a great narrator, she was easy to understand and a joy to listen to.

This is a story of finding yourself, detecting your purpose and loving abundantly despite not receiving the same. It speaks to my soul and I saw myself in it's pages, familiar with the anxiety of being unloveable, of amounting to nothing, of desperately fighting against both. I'll be coming back to this story again.

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Perfect for me

My new favorite book. Ace rep, friendship dynamics front and center, diverse cast..... oh I'm so happy i found this!

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Love it, so glad I read this novel

I admit, the first 1/6 of the novel seems kind of superficial and unrelatable. But once the plot starts, i is such an amazing story. It's relatable, the characters are 3 dimensional, and It's so worth the read

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Simply Exceptional, Kala is Spectacular!

What an exceptional story. The characters are unique, and so interesting.

If you have the chance to listen to this one in audio, definitely grab it! Aysha Kala is amazing! Their smooth and lovely voice is an absolute pleasure to listen to, and they come up with such creative and unique voices for each character. A really fantastic performance.

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Gorgeous

the best YA so far! It is also my first Alice Oseman so now I am just curious!