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Echo

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  • Posted October 28, 2008

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    Reviewed by Jennifer Wardrip, aka "The Genius" for TeensReadToo.com

    It's never easy to lose a sibling. When you actually see your younger brother die in front of you, though, it's even worse. <BR/><BR/>That's what happened when Justin, playing around with his twelve-year-old brother, Mark, saw his brother accidentally shoot himself in the head with their father's gun. For almost a year now, Justin has been plagued by ever-increasing problems. The guilt is horrible, as are the questions that keep running through his mind: Was Mark's death his fault? Did Mark really shoot himself by accident? <BR/><BR/>Although Justin is supposed to be on medication to help with his depression, he's stopped taking it. There's a voice inside his head that makes him relive his brother's death over and over again on a daily basis. His mother is alternately hostile and nonchalant towards her remaining son. His father doesn't have much to say beyond "don't upset your mother." In this family, guilt is a constant, nagging reminder of what could have been, and what is instead. <BR/><BR/>Ms. Morgenroth is great at creating realistic situations and characters that pull at the heartstrings. Although you can see this family breaking down inside the pages of ECHO, it's not immediately clear how each family member is dealing with Mark's death -- or, rather, not dealing with it. <BR/><BR/>I recommend this book for older teens, especially those who have dealt with loss and/or depression. ECHO is a psychological thriller that you won't want to miss.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 27, 2011

    Emma Buddecke

    This book is so good!The idea of living the same day over and over is so thrilling!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 7, 2008

    Will leave you going back for more

    Echo, a book about an emotionally distrubed high school student is one of the better books I've read in a while. This book confuses you making you keep reading page after page, until you reach the shockin end

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2008

    Echo: A Must-Read Book

    I think the way that Echo was told, effectively allowed the reader to see the trauma and depression of a boy facing an unimaginable tragedy. The writing was certainly powerful and it was hard to put the book down as the mesmerizing text took you to another place. I found the story to be sad, but very interesting and moving. When reading the book, the language was so realistic that it seemed to bring the tale to life. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who enjoys reading because it has a very original style, which allows the reader to become consumed by the book. It vividly shows how one¿s life can be altered after a tragedy and opens the reader¿s eyes to understanding and sympathy. Overall, Echo was a very touching book that I thoroughly enjoyed reading. The book made me look at life in a different light and allowed me to understand what others go through and the intensity of trying to cope with trauma. Although for instance, Justin might have seemed like a mean-spirited individual to those who didn¿t know him, the reader can see his hardships and what he is trying to overcome and can respect him. Reading this book can open one¿s eyes to the world around them and I strongly suggest this book for that reason.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 29, 2007

    top ten

    Sometimes you find a book that seems really interesting. Once you go out and look at it you see that it has five hundred pages and you think well maybe not then. If so, then this is a great book for you. With aboutone hundred and forty pages you will love it by the end.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 19, 2007

    Read Echo

    Echo, is for readers who like stories that are somewhat real. This book is easy to get into, and a book that you dont want to put down. There is two brothers, and one dies from a tragic accident, and the other is left to deal with it, by himself.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 28, 2007

    Echo not just a sound.

    Have you ever found it difficult to put a book down because you found the book to be so realistic that is just pulled you in, Echo is one of those books. The author achieved the purpose of not wanting you to stop reading until you found out what really was going on that day of Mark¿s one year anniversary of his tragic death and what has happened to his older brother Justin. The writing is very effective and powerful that makes you wonder if what you are reading is actually happening right here, right now. The book at first is hard to follow but as you get to know the characters you feel what is going on around them. If you are the kind of person who doesn¿t mind reading a book all the way through and likes to think while reading, Echo is the book for you.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 19, 2007

    Wow

    Kate Morgenroth made this book very easy to read by creating a captivating plot that encourages readers to continue reading in order to discover what happens it¿s a story that can be read in one sitting because you won¿t want to put it down. She made it so interesting by incorporating creative twists and revealing information gradually which pushes you to want to know what was coming next. In addition, she creates likable characters and reveals interesting information about them throughout the book, which also evokes emotion from the reader.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 21, 2007

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    It's never easy to lose a sibling. When you actually see your younger brother die in front of you, though, it's even worse. That's what happened when Justin, playing around with his twelve-year-old brother, Mark, saw his brother accidentally shoot himself in the head with their father's gun. For almost a year now, Justin has been plagued by ever-increasing problems. The guilt is horrible, as are the questions that keep running through his mind: Was Mark's death his fault? Did Mark really shoot himself by accident? Although Justin is supposed to be on medication to help with his depression, he's stopped taking it. There's a voice inside his head that makes him relive his brother's death over and over again on a daily basis. His mother is alternately hostile and nonchalant towards her remaining son. His father doesn't have much to say beyond 'don't upset your mother.' In this family, guilt is a constant, nagging reminder of what could have been, and what is instead. Ms. Morgenroth is great at creating realistic situations and characters that pull at the heartstrings. Although you can see this family breaking down inside the pages of ECHO, it's not immediately clear how each family member is dealing with Mark's death -- or, rather, not dealing with it. I recommend this book for older teens, especially those who have dealt with loss and/or depression. ECHO is a psychological thriller that you won't want to miss. **Reviewed by: Jennifer Wardrip, aka 'The Genius'

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