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Radio Silence, by Alice Oseman

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lolajh's review against another edition

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dark emotional reflective medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

5.0

ALICE FUCKING OSEMAN. Holy shit. Each book I read of Alice’s is somehow better than the last. This book had everything: brown and other poc main characters, bisexual, lesbian, gay, aspec and pansexual characters, and all of these characters not being in there just for the rep but having vital roles in the story. Reading this book as a teenager did allow me to reflect a lot on myself, as this books portrays beautifully how teenagers interact and behave and stress about adulthood, but it also says that university isn’t the only option for having a successful and enjoyable life, which is such an incredibly important theme needed in contemporary books like these aimed towards young adults. This book’s portrayal of mental illnesses as well was perfect and relatable, whilst heartbreaking. How Alice is able to portray all these themes so perfectly I will never know. 

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cindeeduong's review against another edition

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dark emotional funny reflective sad tense fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

4.25


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