Alice Oseman stormed onto the YA scene last year with her debut ‘Solitaire’ and pretty much blew everyone away. Her story of Tori Spring’s struggle to exist in her life while tryign to unravel a mystery is unflinching and brutally honest – it was hailed as ”The Catcher in the Rye’ for the Digital Age’ by ‘The Times’! And now she’s back with her second offering, ‘Radio Silence’, and we’re filled with love all over again.
But if you’re not on the Alice Oseman bandwagon yet, here’s why you should be:
- You know those teenage trials and tribulations that get written about in YA? Alice is experiencing them right now!
one day i won't have to do essays anymore & won't feel shit for getting bad grades when i'm made to write them during times of severe stress
— Alice Oseman (@AliceOseman) February 23, 2016
2. Alice is yet to pummel someone for talking about her age more than her wonderful books.
3. She made her own book trailer. Yeah, really.
some trailer #trivs: i filmed a lot of it 2 years ago in my 1st year college room.. knowing that i would use it for the trailer of this book
— Alice Oseman (@AliceOseman) February 22, 2016
4. Alice is a brilliant artist. Take a look at her Tumblr, Space Zeros, here – but just make sure you have an hour or so free first…
— Alice Oseman (@AliceOseman) February 25, 2016
5. She just understands what the world really needs.
when are tiaras/crowns going to come into fashion. please
— Alice Oseman (@AliceOseman) February 21, 2016
6. Her emoji game is on point.
my brother got accepted into college to do animal management!!!!!!! he doesn't have to do a-levels!!!!!!!!! 🐶🐱🐭🐹🐰🐻🐼🐨🐯🦁🐮🐷
— Alice Oseman (@AliceOseman) February 12, 2016
7. Priorities? Completely in the right place.
did me and my housemates order 20 packets of mcvitie's chocolate digestives from amazon?
yes, yes we did pic.twitter.com/gahTvaKqmG
— Alice Oseman (@AliceOseman) February 6, 2016
8. Alice has got YA’s back.
in my dissertation intro i'm literally shading and slating all academics for being mean about YA
are they going to mark me down for this lol
— Alice Oseman (@AliceOseman) February 5, 2016
Tell us what you love about Alice Oseman at @maximumpopbooks!
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