An Echo in the City

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An Echo in the City is a romance about two teens on different sides of the 2019 Hong Kong protests. Phoenix is a wealthy girl who grew up in America. When she arrives back in Hong Kong, she decides to take part in the protests. Kai’s passion is art, but when his father forces him to become a police officer, Kai struggles to know which side he stands for. The two start to develop feelings for each other. Will the protest, the secrets, and the lies tear the two star-crossed lovers apart?

This is a riveting debut novel by K.X. Song that revolves around the Hong Kong protests, which I knew nothing about. I loved how the author weaved Phoenix’s and Kai’s contrasting perspectives along with their budding romance. Both Phoenix’s and Kai’s characters were very interesting and compelling, but I just wish they didn’t keep so many secrets from each other.

This is a wonderful YA book, and I love that it was about a topic I did not know much about. I recommend this educational YA book to anyone who is looking for an emotional book filled with intrigue and romance.

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Author K X Song
Star Count 5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 352 pages
Publisher Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publish Date 20-Jun-2023
ISBN 9780316396820 Buy this Book
Issue August 2023
Category Young Adult