Audrey's father taught her that to stay human in the modern world, she had to build a moat around herself; a moat of books and music, philosophy and dreams. A moat that makes Audrey different from the echoes: sophisticated, emotionless machines, built to resemble humans and to work for human masters. Daniel is an echo - but he's not like the others. He feels a connection with Audrey; a feeling Daniel knows he was never designed to have, and cannot explain. And when Audrey is placed in terrible danger, he's determined to save her. Echo Boy is a powerful story about love, loss and what makes us truly human.
"Matt Haig is astounding" -- Stephen Fry "A highly original page-turner" Independent on Sunday "A brilliant story that you'll want to read in one sitting" The Sun on Sunday "An exciting SF thriller but also a rich and deeply felt exploration of the line that separates humans - creatures of love, passion, fear and hate - from mere organic simulations" -- Anthony McGowan Guardian "It's a treat to read such a satisfying, complex work" Financial Times
Matt Haig's first novel for young readers, Shadow Forest, won the Blue Peter Book of the Year Award and the Gold Smarties Award. He is also the author of various adult novels, including the bestsellers The Last Family in England, The Radleys and The Humans. Reviewers have called his writing 'totally engrossing', 'touching, quirky and macabre' and 'so surprising and strange that it vaults into a realm all of its own'. His books have been translated into 25 languages. He lives in York.