Echoes Shortlisted for Rubery Book Award

Echoes has just been shortlisted in the YA and Children’s Category of this year’s International Rubery Book Award! Here is what the judges said about it:

“A startlingly original book set in the world of computers, portraying socially awkward Mallory, who has a phobia of being touched that limits her ability to negotiate the world.  She only feels comfortable with a computer keyboard in front of her, so strongest connections are with a secret organisation of apparently benign hackers.  It is a rip-roaring, fast moving story, cleverly constructed and extremely exciting.  The members of Mallory’s family, who have their own share of difficulties, are portrayed with sympathy and compassion.”

Find out more about the Award and the other shortlisted books here.