Author(s): Alice Oseman
The second novel by the phenomenally talented author of Solitaire, Alice Oseman - the most talked-about YA writer right now. What if everything you set yourself up to be was wrong? Frances has always been a study machine with one goal, elite university. Nothing will stand in her way; not friends, not a guilty secret - not even the person she is on the inside. But when Frances meets Aled, the shy genius behind her favourite podcast, she discovers a new freedom. He unlocks the door to Real Frances and for the first time she experiences true friendship, unafraid to be herself. Then the podcast goes viral and the fragile trust between them is broken. Caught between who she was and who she longs to be, Frances' dreams come crashing down. Suffocating with guilt, she knows that she has to confront her past...She has to confess why Carys disappeared... Meanwhile at uni, Aled is alone, fighting even darker secrets. It's only by facing up to your fears that you can overcome them. And it's only by being your true self that you can find happiness. Frances is going to need every bit of courage she has. A YA coming of age read that tackles issues of identity, the pressure to succeed, diversity and freedom to choose, Radio Silence is a tour de force by the most exciting writer of her generation. A novel about demisexuality.
Praise for SOLITAIRE: "The Catcher in the Rye for the digital age" The Times "The most honest and authentic account of modern teenage life that you'll read this year... outstanding contemporary fiction with appeal to fans of John Green." The Bookseller "Full of wit, cynicism, sarcasm and humour. This book is relatable yet original at the same time." goodreads review
Alice Oseman is an author and also a student, currently attending Durham University reading English. Her debut novel, Solitaire was published to critical acclaim - "The Catcher in the Rye for the digital age" The Times. Like her characters, Alice was once a sarcastic teenager who spent all of her time on internet. Now she is a sarcastic 20-year-old who spends all of her time on the internet. Alice is from Rochester, Kent. She is active on Twitter and Tumblr - and her writing has been significantly inspired by behavioural trends on Tumblr. Follow Alice Oseman on Twitter: @AliceOseman Follow Alice on Tumblr: www.chronicintrovert.tumblr.com