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Radio Silence – Alice Oseman


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Radio Silence centres around Frances, who is in year 13 and in the process of applying for university, specifically Cambridge. Frances is known for being the clever one at school, and that’s it. At home, she is obsessed with Universe City, an online podcast set in a dystopian society. But this is something she keeps separate from her school life. When the two worlds collide, Frances is forced to make decisions about her future that she had never previously considered.

In Radio Silence, the plot is brilliant and exciting, and the characters are loveable.  Radio Silence characters are also massively diverse, in terms of sexuality, race, academic ability and personality. What I most enjoyed about this was that at no point was the characters’ sexuality a massive part of the plot, the book didn’t centre around it, it was merely something that was a part of their lives, as it is in reality.

This is a good read that most students will be able to relate to in some way.

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