THE ECHO ROOM by Parker Peevyhouse
Kirkus Star


Age Range: 13 - 17
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Rett wakes up with a scar on his head, not knowing where he is or why he’s there.

It turns out that he’s trapped in a series of rooms, and he’s not alone. In another room, he finds a girl he recognizes—Bryn from Walling Home, where they both once lived as wards of the state. But how did they get from there to here? And why them? What are they supposed to accomplish? As they explore more and piece together the series of clues left to them by previous tenants of the complex, they learn more about both the whys and the hows and come to realize that their actions have an impact far beyond just the two of them. A thrilling ride on a back-and-forth journey of second guesses and near-revelations, this sophomore offering from Peevyhouse (Where Futures End, 2016) is the kind of book that keeps readers up at night, makes them miss their stops, and embodies every characteristic of superlative suspense literature. It offers an ever twisting spiral of intrigue, suspense, and moral discovery set against the backdrop of a dystopia that will be recognizable to anyone who has pondered the connection between world governments and the global economy. All characters present as white.

Make sure you don’t have to be up early the morning after you start this book. (Science fiction. 13-17)

Pub Date: Sept. 11th, 2018
ISBN: 978-0-7653-9939-7
Page count: 320pp
Publisher: Tor Teen
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Aug. 1st, 2018


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