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Radio Silence: TikTok made me buy it! From the YA Prize winning author and creator of Netflix series HEARTSTOPPER

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It’s no small feat and I really appreciated the idea of a character that’s good at school but also has a very creative streak. But this is a book about a boy and girl and the different stages of their completely platonic friendship. she wrote it while still in University, at a school she chose because of its academic qualities, pursuing a subject she chose because it seemed like the clever thing to study. Solitaire is an extraordinary novel … [Oseman] has captured her characters’ rage, humour and insecurity with aplomb.

I truly believe books can have healing powers, and Radio Silence healed some of my wounds that I thought stopped bleeding years ago. Detalhe pra quem não está acostumado a comprar edições em paperback em inglês, a qualidade não se compara com as edições brasileiras. But this is also the kind of novel I can picture being analyzed by some college class a hundred years from now discussing teenage society in the 2010s - a stunningly specific yet strangely universal story. At the same time, Frances begins to doubt how much Aled actually wants to go to university September and question her own reasons for working so hard for school. Radio Silence is a Good Read as a story, for sure, and read as one part of Oseman's work, offers further richness.Alice Oseman’s writing style in ‘Radio Silence’ is very grounded and authentic - she’s only 21 herself which is absolutely incredible, and in my opinion makes her very relatable to this generation of young readers. Alice Oseman's book 'A Heartstopper novella NICK AND CHARLIE' was a Sunday Times bestseller w/c 04-07-2022. For fifty years, she has trained to slay wyrms - but none have appeared since the Nameless One, and the younger generation. This book missed the mark for me, but also helped me solidify the fact that I don't think I enjoy fandom books anymore. Frances and Aled’s friendship felt so much like me and a person I miss with all my heart’s friendship.

It's a story about friendship, about what it's like being a teenager and not knowing what you want from life, about mental health and sexuality. Nothing will stand in her way; not friends, not a guilty secret – not even the person she is on the inside.Thankfully Frances could persuade her to seek him out and the moment she realized her mother was destroying Aled she became the lioness I wanted her to be! What I’m trying to say is that this book is timeless because it speaks to every teenager and young adult that ever went through adolescence. I have got one most hateful parent character (Aled's mother) and one of the most strong, lovely single parent character (Frances' mom). The world we live in constantly tells us how art should be a hobby, not a career, but when I sit back and think about the people who I admire most in the entire universe?

As an author it’s not easy to capture the voice of a generation but I think Oseman did it masterfully. Frances and Aled were more than just main characters, they were people I was rooting for and wanted to be friends with. On the day of Frances' and Daniel's Cambridge interviews, their friend Raine skips school to drive them, and they all reflect on the purpose of the education system and on why Aled might be refusing to talk to them.

Every fucking world was like yes, that's me, that's totally how I am feeling rn, omg me too, fuck this is so me! I know he’s the silent, withdrawn and broody kind of type but a lot of his problems could have been tackled if he would have just talked about them. Carys ran away from home after her year 11 results day, perhaps because of her poor relationship with her mum and her mum's reaction to her terrible grades. I know that’s a complaint many will have about it, and I appreciate that books with this many current references date quickly. Nothing will stand in her way; not friends, not a guilty secret - not even the person she is on the inside.

There was a huge Facebook event for the post-exams night happening at Johnny R’s on the same day, which everyone in sixth form had been invited to, but I didn’t really want to go. Obviously, I’m not going to pretend that my experience is the end all be all, but mental illnesses are something you have to live with and fight with constantly. The dialogue is organic instead of forced, the themes are universally relatable, and the purely platonic friendship is very genuine. Unconditional love, support, and acceptance is such a powerful force, especially being wielded by a parent who has a child unsure of who they are. Frances mentions throughout the novel that she blames herself for Carys running away because Frances kissed her and Carys reacted badly.It's one of those books I kinda think should be gone into without knowing too much because I think the brilliant thing about it is how much depth it has underneath it's surface.

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