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Posted February 25, 2012
Reviewed by Karen P. for Readers Favorite "Echo's Revenge; The Ultimate Game" is an action-filled and fast-paced adventure for young adult readers. Boys in particular will relate to the well-defined characters and the urge to jump into various character roles. Brothers Jeremy and Reggie are in a fractured family situation in which an emotionally absent mother and an abusive boyfriend drive the boys to the brink of escaping. Finally, after Reggie visits a gaming business and is asked to give advice, the boyfriend begins to abuse the boys again and they elect to leave the family home in Oregon, hoping to hitch ride to their father's home in California. Along the way, the boys are picked up (just at the moment they really need a ride) by a series of seemingly unsavory drivers who turn out to be wise advice-givers. When the boys are finally captured and taken into slavery by a huge machine named Echo, the advice of the drivers helps to extricate them from certain death. The gaming has come to life and the children are fighting to survive. The characters of the children involved are all well-developed such that both male and female readers will identify with the given personality characteristics. Despite the fact that they are seemingly vacant "gamers," the children all have stories to tell and lessons to learn. In the end, they all mature, having had to face their own worst fears and make the best of a situation which appears totally out of hand. Kudos to Sean Austin for a young adult page turner.
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Posted August 22, 2011
I thought "Echo's Revenge: The Ultimate Game" was an amazing book. It is genuine in every way. This is a must read for anybody who likes science fiction, comedy, adventure, and horror. This would also be a good book to read if you are a gamer. It is about an online game that turns real and the game predator, ECHO, starts rampaging. At first I thought the book would not be o scary or interesting, but ECHO is a half demonic, half human creature that kidnaps all the best gamers in the game. The story of the 2 brothers, Reggie and Jeremy, was really heartwarming. A must read for gamers.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted May 14, 2012
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