Radio Silence by Alice Oseman
To be published on March 28, 2017 by Harper Teen
Source: eARC from the publisher for review
Plot Summary for Radio Silence by Alice Oseman
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.
Review of Radio Silence by Alice Oseman
There are four main characters in this book: Frances, her former best friend Carys, Carys' brother Aled, and Aled's best friend (and Head Boy) Daniel.
All in all, can't say enough good things about this. It was a fantastic coming-of age story with interesting characters, complex relationships and a great message about being true to oneself. Hope you will give it a try!