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11 Quotes from Amazing YA Author Alice Oseman

Alice Oseman is one of my current all-time Young-Adult authors. Her books Solitare and Radio Silence explore the real, existential struggles of millennial characters with wit and respect, never downplaying their truths or heartaches.

 

Here are eleven quotes showcasing how Alice Oseman is the voice of a new literary generation.

1.    “And I’m platonically in love with you.”
“That was literally the boy-girl version of ‘no homo’, but I appreciate the sentiment.”

Radio Silence

2.    “I wonder- if nobody is listening to my voice, am I making any sound at all?”
Radio Silence

3.    “All I know is that I’m here. And I’m alive. And I’m not alone.”
Solitaire

4.    “You look like you’re having a midlife crisis.”
“It’s not a midlife crisis. It’s just a life crisis.”
Solitaire

5.    “I think everyone’s a bit bored with boy-girl romances anyway,” he said. “I think the world’s had enough of those, to be honest.”
Radio Silence

6.    “Being clever was, after all, my primary source of self-esteem. I’m a very sad person, in all senses of the word, but at least I was going to get into university.”
Radio Silence

7.    “Basking in the light and glory that comes with not giving a damn.”
Solitaire

8.    “I don’t want people to be worried about me. There’s nothing to worry about. I don’t want people to try and understand why I’m the way I am, because I should be the first person to understand that. And I don’t understand yet. I don’t want people to interfere. I don’t want people in my head, picking out this and that, permanently picking up the broken pieces of me.”
Solitaire

9.    “Everyone’s different inside their head.”
Radio Silence

10.    “You’re an idiot,’ said Mum, when I relayed to her the entire situation on Wednesday. ‘Not an unintelligent idiot, but a sort of naive idiot who manages to fall into a difficult situation and then can’t get out out of it because she’s too awkward.”
Radio Silence

11.    “But books–they’re different. When you watch a film, you’re sort of an outsider looking in. With a book–you’re right there. You are inside. You are the main character.”
Solitaire