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“There is truth to be shared. Let us begin…”

Volatile genius Mallory Park is living two lives. In one, she is trying to survive senior year, balancing OCD and social anxiety with looking after her troubled family. In the other, she spends her nights glued to her laptop, breaking into some of the world's most secure systems as the hacker Echo Six.

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Paperback, UK First Edition, 298 pages
Published September 8th 2015 by Tizl Press
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Jacqueline (Jbooklover)
4.5/5 stars
My video review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u_jjV...

What an amazing book! I enjoyed reading this one very much. I haven't read anything really similar to this book and I was pleasantly surprised by it. If you are looking for something different definitely check this one out from the characters to the plot structure to the hacker element it's a great read!!
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Kara-karina
Aug 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If you like me used to be a fan of Hackers and loved Digital Fortress, you are most likely to enjoy the hell out of Echoes.


Mallory Park aka Echo Six is a sixteen year old hacker by night and a young girl with a severe phobia of being touched by day. She battles through her fears every day she goes to school and has to interact with people. She wears gloves and does everything in the least noticeable manner so as not to stand out.


Her dad is an ex-Marine suffering from severe PTSD, her mother lef
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Danni Maxwell
Sep 13, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: for-review
*I was sent a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review*

ACTUAL RATING BECAUSE GOODREADS DOESN'T DO HALF STARS: 3.5 STARS.

I don't know if it was because I am in a reading slump or if it's because I was simply extremely busy this past month, but it took me longer than I expected to finish this nearly 300 page book. Nonetheless, I still really enjoyed it. The plot seemed to take some time to grow but I really enjoyed the turn out and was so sure there was destined to be a s
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Linda Strong
Dec 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Mallory Park is a 16-year-old high school student during the day and a superior hacker (Echo Six) at night. Suffering from a severe phobia of being touched, she is much more comfortable in her own home in front of her computer.

Her father has his own problems with PTSD, her mother has left the family, and that leaves Mallory also taking care of her younger brother.

Being a hacker is the one thing that helps with her stress. She is one of the Elites, respected and even made into a moderator of the
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Melissa Foster
Nov 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An exciting read with a very emotional tinge. . The writers story is around how a young girl, who struggles with society and the issues its poses, comes alive when she can hide behind a computer screen and hack into systems for the Forum and their leader The Asker. When members of the forum start going missing our heroine is drawn into her worst nightmare as she has to meet with the last member of the forum who hasn't disappeared and solve the mystery.

The beauty of this novel is it will touch a
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Rhea Dsouza
Oct 06, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc
Echoes follows the story of Mallory Park, a not-so-normal teenage girl who lives two lives.  In the day, she goes to school, does her homework, takes care of her brother and her father who suffers from PTSD and keeps to herself.  But come night and she is Echo Six, in a group called the "Forum,” where she hacks into organisations and corporate associations that do a lot of wrong things.  The creator of the forum, a hacker identified only as “The Asker” assigns various hacks to the different memb ...more
Serenity
Aug 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Mallory is a fun character to read about! Having two lives and doing it so well, that no one notices. She goes to school, takes care of her brother, and does some hacking. Yup, shes got talent, and well I love a female computer nerd. Since I'm in the IT world, its always extra fun for me and well I like being a nerd.

Anywho....Mallory has been hacking for a while now. She loves the computer world much better than the real one. So she just continues to do it and somehow get back into the real wo
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Kath Middleton
Oct 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Echo Six is the online name of a sixteen year-old schoolgirl hacker. She is part of a forum who undertake hacks given to them by their leader, The Asker. She loves the challenge, but mainly loves the fact that the tasks they are given release information about wrong-doing. She feels the information she uncovers makes the world better. Then, hackers start to go offline. People are effectively disappearing but because of the nature of what they do, they have never divulged their real name, address ...more
Bob
Mar 04, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Surprisingly enjoyable book. It's young adult fiction so there are a few areas of irritation to deal with: clumsy swearing, over-use of the word 'fricking' and generally drawn out more than it needs to be. Young adults like to examine their inner feelings it would seem. Also, Warden's speech and manner seem worrying close to the ginger guy in Harry Potter. Nevertheless, this is a good story with plenty of stuff going on in the background, too. I didn't see the plot turns a mile off and the chara ...more
Jan farnworth
Sep 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was a different kind of book for me as i tend to stick more to fantasy kind of novels and this one is no where near a fantasy novel. I always have been intrigued by the world of coding and how people can figure out these puzzles and understand the codes within web pages to create or destroy things.

I really liked how the author was able to make Mallory feel like a real person, i really connected with her and warden ( think they be a cute couple) and i felt so much at the end of the book
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Lemonleaf
Apr 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was so surprised by this book.
I think I got it ages ago off amazon to just bring with me on holiday..aaand never got round to it.
I remember reading the first page and seeing the cliche like *hacker voice* "I'm in". So I set the book back down and decided to ignore it.
But it gets seriously, really good.
The characters were so complex and interesting in their own ways. There was so much depth to each one. I feel like I could sit here and write a long ass list on 'most' of the characters good and
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Michelle
Aug 08, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I first heard about Echoes when the author contacted me in regards to a review. The first chapter was sent with the email, and I hadn't even finished reading it and I knew it was something I HAD to read. Not only was a drawn into the story within the first few paragraphs, but I fell in love with the cover. I love how it portrays both sides of Mallory, with the fading effect of the code.

Going into Echoes I had an idea of what to expect, code, hacking, and some mystery. But there was so much more
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Nadine
Aug 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arcs
"...[her] icy blue eyes glued to the screen of the laptop, a single glow in the otherwise darkened room. Numbers and letters filter through her mind, faster than most people could read, let alone make sense of. The digits on the screen appear jumbled, random, but there is always a pattern, always a solution -- and she always finds it in the end."


Echoes is about Mallory Park, a teenage hacker well beyond her years. She is part of an elite group of hackers whose sole mission is to let the truth be
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Angelina
***I received the eBook free as a review copy from the author/publisher in exchange for an honest review***

I absolutely loved this book! It is an exciting and thrilling fast-paced book.

This book revolves around the sixteen year old girl Mallory Park, also known as Echo Six on the hacker Forum. She lives with her troubled father and younger brother; she is the one who takes care of the family. Mallory has two lives pretty much, her risky hacker life, and her real life, where she has a phobia of
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Sophia (Bookwyrming Thoughts)
I received this book for free from Author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Three words: Hackers. Go. Missing.
I'm not talking baby hackers who have no clue what they're doing and slipped up badly – I'm talking top of the ladder ones.

Mallory Park is a hacker who moderates The Forum, a message board where hackers are anonymous, crack down on the dirty secrets of companies, and leak them out to the world anonymously.
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Larissa
Aug 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
4.5 Stars
I loved this book! It is a suspenseful, intriguing YA novel with many twists and turns that surprised me. One thing I especially loved were the two main characters, Mallory and Warden. They had such distinct personalities and back stories that added a lot of depth to their character as well as their relationship. I also really liked how their different perspectives brought up some interesting moral discussions within the story. Another thing I really liked about their relationship, and
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Rachel
Aug 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have not read a book about hacking before but the synopsis grabbed me and I am so pleased that I was offered the chance to read and review it.

Laura Tisdall is a talented author, her words just flowed perfectly throughout the book, I couldn’t get enough of it.

Mallory was a young girl who put a brave front on her life with her brother, father and friends, although when she closed her bedroom door she managed to be herself by hacking various companies to try and do good.

Being a moderator of a gre
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T.M.B.A. Corbett
I read and review a lot of books and sometimes right after finishing one I think I shouldn't have given one of the previous books a high rating because this current book is ten times better. This is the case for this book. I have given out a lot of reviews lately that might have been too generous after reading this one which was sooooo great! This is a well written smart book full of suspense that will keep you reading! The plot is fast paced with solid writing and a well crafted backdrop. I lov ...more
Lauren
Oct 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was such a good book! I read it in two sittings (only because I started it in the evening), and it nearly killed me to put it down.

This was such a refreshing change of pace for the recent YA books I have read. Mallory is a fantastic MC that did not even once get on my nerves. That alone is an amazing feat for any author that writes YA. She wasn't whiny and she took responsibility for her own actions.

Even though I guessed who the big bad was, I didn't mark my review down for that. Because it
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Katie (Kitkatscanread)
Oct 30, 2015 rated it really liked it
I really liked the concept to this book.
Mallory was a great character and I also liked Warden.
The writing was a little hard to get into at first for me.
I also would have liked the messaging to be done in an instant messenger format as it was hard to follow.
Other than that a great read for all computer mystery fans.
Divya
Aug 23, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A very solid book. Video review coming soon.
Sian
Aug 23, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
*ACTUAL RATING - 3.75 STARS*

A full review to follow closer to the release date.
Suzy
Feb 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Lola
I received a copy in exchange for an honest review

I don't think I ever read a Cyber Thriller before this one, but the blurb and cover caught my attention so I decided to give it a try. After reading this book I can say I am not sure if this is a genre for me, but I did enjoy the book and I am glad I read it. Echoes didn't fully grab me, it always felt like I was only half into the story and only after the big plot twist towards the end I felt like I was really sucked into the story and didn't wa
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Ahsan Khan
May 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
4.5/5 - Great story, picks up near the end. Perfect name for the book.
Kassie
Aug 29, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was so fast paced! It kept me on my toes ready to turn the page, I never wanted to put it down! (Obviously school kept getting in my way ugh)

I did have some issues but overall I would say a good read!

There will be a more in depth (spoiler free) review on my channel next week
Http://www.youtube.com/MissSassyKassie


**I was sent this book by the author in exchange for an honest review
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vvb
Sep 30, 2015 rated it really liked it
Rating: 4.5
This story takes you into the world of hackers. A clever girl is the focus in this story. With her mad hacker skills, she is sought out to be more than a recluse in front of her laptop.

Then, an adventure begins that takes her out of her safe zone to solve a mystery which transforms her into a kind of superhero status (to me).
Anna
This book was longer than it needed to be, also I'm pretty sure most readers understood how Echo felt about being touched etc, it didn't need constant repeating and pages and pages of description every time it happened and most action in the book was drawn out longer than it needed to be. Besides that it was an enjoyable read.
Momo Chavez
Oct 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow! Just wow. This book was so incredibly unique - whether that statement be based on the quirky characters or the completely out-there, intense plot-line. I was so unprepared for this.
Aria
Jan 12, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Laura Tisdall is an award-winning writer and composer. She grew up in England and began her career in theatre, writing the scores for two nationally touring plays and the critically-acclaimed musical The In-Between. Her debut novel, Echoes, was named 2016's Book of the Year by The International Rubery Book Awards. ...more

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