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Alice Oseman Four-Book Collection Box Set

Written by Alice Oseman

Key Stage 3 Key Stage 4 Family / Home Stories Romance / Relationship Stories

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Trailblazing coming-out, coming-of-age treasure with universal messages about self-love, friendship and finding your way

(Solitaire, Radio Silence, I Was Born For This, Loveless)

A review for Loveless


Through the tangled identity struggles of authentic characters you’ll truly care about, Alice Oseman’s Loveless extends an understanding hand to aromantic asexuals (people who experience little-to-no romantic or sexual attraction, also known as aro-ace) while guiding all readers through fears of being alone and dealing with the pressure to hook up. Moreover, it’s a thoroughly entertaining, gripping page-turner that shows finding happiness isn’t dependent on romantic love.


Georgia is desperate to experience her first kiss before she and her two best friends head to Durham University. After being made to feel “weird” and “disgusting” when she confesses to her peers that she’s never kissed anyone, Georgia seizes an opportunity to snog the one and only crush she’s ever had. When this goes spectacularly wrong in a scene that sizzles with tension and scorching comic timing, it hits her that “I hadn’t ever fancied anyone,” that the reality of kissing and romance “disgusts me.” But still she resolves to “try harder. I wanted forever love. I didn’t want to be loveless.”


At Durham, while still struggling to find love, Georgia finds new friends in her outwardly confident, sexually active roommate, and Sunil, president of her college’s LBGTQ society. Sunil’s compassion and personal experiences help her discover who she is, to realise that she’s not alone in not feeling sexual or romantic attraction. Georgia’s journey to discovery is far from smooth, though, with many friendship-threatening, edge-of-your-seat errors made along the way.


Joanne Owen

Alice Oseman Four-Book Collection Box Set Synopsis

The acclaimed novels from Alice Oseman, the author of the 2021 YA Book Prize winning Loveless 'The Catcher in the Rye for the digital age' The Times

SOLITAIRE My name is Tori Spring. I like to sleep and I like to blog. Last year - before all that stuff with Charlie and before I had to face the harsh realities of A-Levels and university applications and the fact that one day I really will have to start talking to people - I had friends. Things were very different, I guess, but that's all over now. Now there's Solitaire. And Michael Holden.

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RADIO SILENCE What if everything you set yourself up to be was wrong? 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.

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I WAS BORN FOR THIS For Angel Rahimi life is about one thing: The Ark - a pop-rock trio of teenage boys who are taking the world by storm. Being part of The Ark's fandom has given her everything she loves - her friend Juliet, her dreams, her place in the world. Jimmy Kaga-Ricci owes everything to The Ark. He's their frontman - and playing in a band with his mates is all he ever dreamed of doing. But dreams don't always turn out the way you think and when Jimmy and Angel are unexpectedly thrust together, they find out how strange and surprising facing up to reality can be.

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LOVELESS It was all sinking in. I'd never had a crush on anyone. No boys, no girls, not a single person I had ever met. What did that mean? Georgia has never been in love, never kissed anyone, never even had a crush - but as a fanfic-obsessed romantic she's sure she'll find her person one day. Is she destined to remain loveless? Or has she been looking for the wrong thing all along?

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Alice Oseman Four-Book Collection Box Set Press Reviews

Praise for Solitaire:

The Catcher in the Rye for the digital age   The Times

The most honest and authentic account of modern teenage life that you'll read this year... outstanding contemporary fiction with appeal to fans of John Green.   The Bookseller

'A very authentic, teenage voice' - Sunday Times

'Solitaire is an extraordinary novel ... [Oseman] has captured her characters' rage, humour and insecurity with aplomb.' The Financial Times

'Oseman proves herself a clever, witty writer' Publishers Weekly

Book Information

ISBN: 9780008507992
Publication date: 29th June 2022
Author: Alice Oseman
Publisher: HarperCollins an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 1664 pages
Year Groups: Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4
Topics: Family / Home Stories, Romance / Relationship Stories

About Alice Oseman

Alice Oseman was born in 1994 in Kent, England. She completed a degree in English at Durham University in 2016 and is currently a full-time writer and illustrator. Alice can usually be found staring aimlessly at computer screens, questioning the meaninglessness of existence, or doing anything and everything to avoid getting an office job. Alice's first book, Solitaire, was published when she was nineteen.

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