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Apologies for the duplicate Editors' Bookshelf we published with our article last Friday! Here's an extra one to make up 📚

The Editors' Bookshelf

Rhea Suresh

Welcome to The Editors' Bookshelf where you get weekly book recommendations straight from our editors! This week, we have Rhea suggesting Radio Silence by Alise Oseman. When you purchase a book through our Bookshop.org link, we earn a small commission.

Radio Silence was the fifth Alice Oseman book I have read, and I loved it. It follows the story of Aled Last, a shy, introverted eighteen year old, and study machine Frances. Aled is the anonymous creator of a popular YouTube podcast called UniverseCity, and Frances, an avid fan and soon-to-be artist for the show. When the two discover each other’s identities, their world collides. For a brief eriod, life is amazing. Things take a dark turn when Aled is exposed as the creator—much to his devastation and fear of his mother finding out.

It is an amazing story, filled with mystery, suspense, and heartbreak. More importantly - it has a really well written platonic friendship between a boy and a girl! I absolutely loved this book (and all of Oseman’s work in general). Definitely something you should read if you’re looking for a light, one-sitting read!