Echo by Francesca Lia Block

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Maybe I would become a mermaid....I would live in the swirling blue-green currents, doing exotic underwater dances for the fish, kissed by sea anemones, caressed by seaweed shawls. I would have a dolphin as a friend. He would have merry eyes and the thick sleeked flesh of a god. My fingernails would be tiny shells and my skin would be like jade with light shining through it. I would never have to come back up...

Echo is caught at the crossroads of a physical world full of hope and despair and the realm of the supernatural, where young men have wings and skeletons speak. On the way, she is graced by angels and fairies and haunted by ghosts, psychopomps, and vampires. But as Echo falls under the spell of demons who threaten to destroy her, she must ultimately look within to find the strength to survive.

Through shifting points of view, Francesca Lia Block weaves pure magic into this deftly constructed tale -- a novel told in the form of linked stories. One girl's life emerges from a tapestry of voices, lives, and loves -- lost and found -- that deliver her finally to herself, triumphant, ever-changing.

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Francesca Lia Block, winner of the prestigious Margaret A. Edwards Lifetime Achievement Award, is the author of many acclaimed and bestselling books, including Dangerous Angels: The Weetzie Bat Books, Roses and Bones: Myths, Tales and Secrets, and the adult novel The Elementals. Her work has been translated and published around the world. She lives in Los Angeles with her two children.  Learn about her books and writing classes at
Published August 7, 2001 by HarperTeen. 224 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Echo lives among angels, false and true, mythic and real, among them Echo's mother, whom Echo thinks is perfect but who appears blind or impervious to her daughter's needs;

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The Northern Echo

DEATH, and the Black Death at that, is the central character of this novel.

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The Northern Echo

This prequel to Trainspotting traces how each of the quartet – and many more besides – fell from grace as jobs, education and optimism gave way to unemployment, Thatcher and heroin.

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The Northern Echo

An award winner in either medium, La Plante is also a CBE and in Travis she has given rise to the latest in a line of strong and heroic female lead characters.

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The Northern Echo

New author Peter Moore makes a strong debut with Damn His Blood, a historical reconstruction of a country parson's mysterious death in the early 1800s.

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The Northern Echo

From an early age, Hunt knew he was adopted, enjoying a happy existence with his only known family.

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The Northern Echo

In among the true story – as always, meticulously-researched – Davis has woven in tale of Gaius Vinius Clodianus, a reluctant Praetorian Guard with post-traumatic stress, a drink problem, a sex problem, too many wives – sometimes at the same time – and a feisty flatmate, Flavia Lucilla, hairdre...

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