The Echo Boy

The Echo Boy

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Audrey's father taught her that to stay human in the modern world, she had to build a moat around herself; a moat of books and music, philosophy and dreams. A moat that makes Audrey different from the echoes: sophisticated, emotionless machines, built to resemble humans and to work for human masters. Daniel is an echo - but he's not like the others. He feels a connection with Audrey; a feeling Daniel knows he was never designed to have, and cannot explain. And when Audrey is placed in terrible danger, he's determined to save her. It is a powerful story about love, loss and the fight for survival, from the bestselling author of The Humans.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 416 pages
  • 162 x 222 x 37mm | 614g
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Bodley Head Children's Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • n/a
  • 1782300066
  • 9781782300069
  • 446,460

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"Matt Haig is astounding" -- Stephen Fry "A highly original page-turner" Independent on Sunday "A brilliant story that you'll want to read in one sitting" The Sun on Sunday "An exciting SF thriller but also a rich and deeply felt exploration of the line that separates humans - creatures of love, passion, fear and hate - from mere organic simulations" -- Anthony McGowan Guardian "It's a treat to read such a satisfying, complex work" Financial Timesshow more

About Matt Haig

Matt Haig's first novel for young readers, Shadow Forest, won the Blue Peter Book of the Year Award and the Gold Smarties Award. He is also the author of various adult novels, including the bestsellers The Last Family in England, The Radleys and The Humans. Reviewers have called his writing 'totally engrossing', 'touching, quirky and macabre' and 'so surprising and strange that it vaults into a realm all of its own'. His books have been translated into 25 languages. He lives in York.show more

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"It’s a treat to read such a satisfying, complex work"show more

Back cover copy

Audrey has always surrounded herself with books and music, philosophy and dreams. It's what makes her different to the Echos: eerie, emotionless machines, built to resemble humans and to work for human masters. Daniel is an Echo - but he's not like the others. He feels a powerful connection to Audrey; a feeling he was never designed to have, and cannot explain. But he's determined to try. A powerful story about love, loss and what makes us truly human. From the author of the critically acclaimed and bestselling THE HUMANS and THE RADLEYS.show more

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821 ratings
3.85 out of 5 stars
5 29% (237)
4 38% (314)
3 24% (196)
2 8% (62)
1 1% (12)
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