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From School Library Journal
Awards and Praise for Echo:A New York Times Notable BookA Publishers Weekly Best BookAn ILA Notable Book for a Global SocietyAn ALA Notable Children's BookWinner of the 2015 Kirkus Prize for Young Readers* "The story of Otto and the cursed sisters honor timeless and traditional folktales [and] Ryan has created three contemporary characters who, through faith and perseverance, write their own happy endings, inspiring readers to believe they can do the same." -- School Library Journal, starred review* "A grand narrative that examines the power of music to inspire beauty in a world overrun with fear and intolerance." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review* "Each individual story is engaging, but together they harmonize to create a thrilling whole." -- Publishers Weekly, starred review"A masterpiece." -- Christopher Paul Curtis, author of Newbery Medal-winning Bud, Not Buddy"Daring and beautiful." --Linda Sue Park, author of Newbery Medal-winning A Single Shard --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
- ASIN : B00M9M402G
- Publisher : Scholastic Press (February 24, 2015)
- Publication date : February 24, 2015
- Language : English
- File size : 12123 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 597 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #113,142 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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By the way, Esperanza Rising is a wonderful book that I highly recommend for young people, especially during these challenging times with the virus and changing economy (for some) etc.
Echo tells the stories of three young people in the WWII era, who are connected by, well … an enchanted harmonica. Now, as weird as that sounds, it is an amazing tale, full of music and heartbreak, pathos and redemption.The whole thing is bracketed in an original fairy tale. The ending is one of the most satisfying I can remember. Don’t let the harmonica-fairy tale thing throw you. This book is swoon-worthy.
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I don't usually review anything I buy from Amazon, but this book deserves more than just 1 review with 4 stars.
Me and my father read this book, and we really liked the story. It includes some historical events, like reference and discussion about the period of Hitler and the Nazis who started the World War 2 and also Pearl Harbour. It even includes the struggle of kids who have outstanding talents, but can’t get the freedom and opportunity to show it. The author beautifully develops the story of three different kids who really love music. Each story has really fun and tempting events that depict the rise and fall, and twists and turns of one’s life. Ultimately, all three stories merge into a single concert where each main character, Friedrich Schmidt, Mike Flannery and Ivy Lopez, have a different role to play. Overall the story very well conveys the message that maybe at the end things will come out better than you had anticipated.
The author, Pam Munoz Ryan, maintains interest of the reader by building suspense at the end of the journey of each character, forming questions in mind and gets you thinking “what will happen next?”. The writing is rich and helped me build vocabulary further. All the elements of the story were really mixed well with a pinch of love and family. I just want you to know that you really should read it!
Reviewed in India on October 7, 2020