Friday, August 04, 2017
Radio Silence, by Alice Oseman
However, the anonymity of the podcasts turns out to be a crucial ingredient and, as it is cracked open, Frances discovers disturbing truths about Aled and about herself. The publicity threatens not only to destroy the joy that Radio Silence brings her but also causes her to question every thing else she's ever valued.
Quirky and engrossing, Oseman's second YA novel creates a unique world with vibrant and authentic characters. The mood is dark and gloomy, but the story is fast-paced and never boring. I didn't really see the appeal of the podcasts, but I didn't need to in order to appreciate the characters and their motivations.