Love Radio by Ebony LaDelle was light-hearted and funny. Even though Prince could give everyone else advice, when it came to Dani, he was stuck like a deer in headlights! Dani challenged Prince to take her on three dates, and within those three dates she “should’ve” fallen in love with him.
I appreciated that Ebony kept up with current events and wrote about topics such as trauma, family struggles and navigating emotions. The two main characters, Prince and Dani where probably the most mature/ old soul young teens I’ve ever read lol. I loved how Ebony allowed Prince and Dani to learn each other and themselves as the story progressed.
Reading Love Radio I definitely felt as if Dani was a character I could relate too. Reading her story and seeing her grow as a character, a writer, and a lover of books, I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t inspired to continue to write. Dani knew what she wanted and didn’t succumb to the pressures of teenage-life. Prince, provided a safe space for her and was the youngest DJ host to give out love advice- although it was hard for him to take his own advice. Isn’t that the hardest thing sometimes? It’s easy to help others but harder to help ourselves. He tried his best navigating DJ life, being a student, navigating love, and being the support to his mother who has Multiple Sclerosis and loving on his little brother.
A different aspect of the book which I wasn’t expecting was all the history behind the evolution of music. The setting of the story is taken place in Detroit and while I’ve always known Detroit is the birthplace of music, it was cool to learn more. I loved this book and it’s safe to say Ebony LaDelle is my new favorite author. I haven’t read much Young Adult, love/Romcom novels but I’m here for it!