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The echo room / Parker Peevyhouse.

By: Peevyhouse, Parker.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York, New York : Tor Teen, 2019Copyright date: ©2018Description: 318 pages ; 21 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780765399403 (paperback); 0765399407 (paperback).Subject(s): Survival -- Fiction | Memory -- Fiction | Time travel -- Fiction | Young adult fictionDDC classification: 813.6 Summary: Rett Ward knows how to hide. He's had six years of practice at Walling Home, the state-run boarding school where he learned how to keep his head down to survive. But when Rett wakes up locked in a small depot with no memory of how he got there, he can't hide. Not from the stranger in the next room. Or from the fact that there's someone else's blood on his jumpsuit. Worse, every time he tries to escape, he wakes up right back where he started. Same day, same stranger, same bloodstained jumpsuit. As memories start to surface, Rett realises that the logo on the walls is familiar, the stranger isn't a stranger, and the blood on his jumpsuit belongs to someone--or something--banging on the door to get in.
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Parker Peevyhouse's The Echo Room is a smart, claustrophobic, speculative young adult thriller with an immersive psychological mystery. The only thing worse than being locked in is facing what you locked out. Rett Ward knows how to hide. He's had six years of practice at Walling Home, the state-run boarding school where he learned how to keep his head down to survive.But when Rett wakes up locked in a small depot with no memory of how he got there, he can't hide. Not from the stranger in the next room. Or from the fact that there's someone else's blood on his jumpsuit.Worse, every time he tries to escape, he wakes up right back where he started. Same day, same stranger, same bloodstained jumpsuit. As memories start to surface, Rett realizes that the logo on the walls is familiar, the stranger isn't a stranger, and the blood on his jumpsuit belongs to someone--or something--banging on the door to get in."The Maze Runner meets Memento in this clever, engrossing sci-fi mystery!" --New York Times bestselling author Jeanne Ryan"The Echo Room is just brilliant.... Full of twists and blinding turns. Peevyhouse is a master storyteller." --New York Times bestselling author Brittany Cavallaro

"The only thing worse than being locked in is facing what you locked out". --Front cover.

Rett Ward knows how to hide. He's had six years of practice at Walling Home, the state-run boarding school where he learned how to keep his head down to survive. But when Rett wakes up locked in a small depot with no memory of how he got there, he can't hide. Not from the stranger in the next room. Or from the fact that there's someone else's blood on his jumpsuit. Worse, every time he tries to escape, he wakes up right back where he started. Same day, same stranger, same bloodstained jumpsuit. As memories start to surface, Rett realises that the logo on the walls is familiar, the stranger isn't a stranger, and the blood on his jumpsuit belongs to someone--or something--banging on the door to get in.

13+ years.

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Booklist Review

In Peevyhouse's (Where Futures End, 2016) taut sf mystery, two teens wake in unfamiliar surroundings, missing crucial memories of how and why they came to be there. Rett wakes in a bloody jumpsuit, with a strange scar on his head. In another room, he finds similarly scarred Bryn, whom he remembers from the government-run home where they were wards. As they explore the seemingly abandoned outpost, they find scarce stores of food, water, and equipment, as well as cryptic signs left behind by others. They also discover the outer door has been intentionally jammed from the inside. During their investigation, they black out and wake up memoryless again, which happens over and over until they discover the trigger. This is an irresistible premise Is this a psychological experiment? A test? A punishment? and Peevyhouse primes it for maximum suspense, keeping tight to Rett's disoriented, frightened point of view. With a locked-room puzzle, clever use of future technology (no spoilers here!), a carefully doled-out dystopian setting, and two relatable characters, this is an excellent speculative mystery with mind-bending twists.--Krista Hutley Copyright 2018 Booklist

Kirkus Book Review

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 recognizesBryn 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) Copyright Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.