I loved echo. I finished it quicker than most books because it was so amazing. It is probably the best stand alone book I have ever read. Bonding the lives of 3 children with passions for music. It has some intense topics so I would say the grade 5th grade and up. And suggest this to anyone. Adults would probably enjoy this too.
Echo is a great book! It's about kids who face big challenges and overcome them. Although I recommend this book to children I do believe you need to be old enough to understand the issues that each character goes through.
I love the books I've read by Pam Munoz Ryan, and "Echo" is another great story. Both my mom and I read this book independently, and both loved it. It is about the journey of one harmonica, traveling from one child to the next. Each child has their own story, and each story is unique and hard to stop reading. "Echo" is a novel about music, with some historical fiction and fantasy twisted in. I'd recommend this for kids in 6th grade and up.
It was an amazing story about these kids who had to struggle through hardships with the help of music. It was beautiful and had many good morals. Echo shows that kids are powerful and the kids in the book were very responsible.
It's a really good book which gives you a taste of life during the holoucast and war. I like the link to music in this book because it strings all the characters together.
When I only saw the cover online I didn't expect it to be a long and thick as it was when I got it from the library.
The only bad part of the book was some parts could get boring but after working through a few pages you could reengage and begin to enjoy it again.
The cliff hangers at the end of each part left you wanting to read through the others so that by the end you could discover how there journies ended.
4/5 from me.
Echo was an astounding book! It offered many great views on important times in our history, and what happened to those people (like Ivy's story).
This book is perfect for all ages, but might have some things that might be too hard for younger readers to understand. Ryan combines fictional and historical into one amazing masterpiece.