Title: Radio Silence
Author: Alice Oseman
Genre: Contemporary YA
Rating: 5 stars
Publication Date: February 25th 2016; published by Harper Collins Children’s Books
“Hello. I hope somebody is listening.”
And so begins this incredibly precious novel written by the lovely Alice Oseman about a boy stuck at university following a path he’s not passionate about, a girl described as a “study machine”, and how art and creativity binds these two.
Radio Silence follows Aled, the shy genius creator of an insanely popular podcast on Youtube of the same title, and Frances, the brainy girl who excels at academia and posts her art online for the world to see. Against all odds these two lovable teenagers meet and their friendship develops over the art each one of them create, and post, anonymously online.