Radio Silence by Alice Osman

Radio Silence weaves a beautiful story about the friendship between Aled, the creator of the podcast Universe City, and Frances, a passionate fanartist. It navigates 2010s fandom culture, oppressive parents, a missing sister, the parallels between art and life, and academic pressure. Watch how their friendship is affected when the internet bleeds into real life.

This coming of age story is unique in its efforts to explore platonic friendship rather than romance. In addition to providing a refreshing representation of teenagers and their problems, the author also makes a great effort to integrate LGBTQ+ characters without making it seem too forced. If you have ever set foot in a fandom space or are looking for a book with lovable characters, this book is for you.

Review by Julia, a Teen Reader