Aug 28, 2015


by Laura Tisdall

Book: Stand Alone
Publisher: Tizl Press
Pub Date: September 2015
Genre: Young Adult
Format: Print
Source: Author
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“There is truth to be shared. Let us begin…”

Volatile mathematical genius Mallory Park is living two lives. In one, she is balancing senior year with looking after her little brother and troubled ex-Marine father; in the other, she spends her nights glued to her laptop, breaking into some of the world’s most secure systems as the hacker Echo Six.

As part of a corruption-exposing cyber network called the Forum, Mallory is far more at ease among the codes and hidden identities of her online world than she has ever been in the real one, but when other hackers start to go missing, she finds herself caught up in a web of secrets that could have repercussions far beyond both.

When anyone can be a name on a screen, how do you know who to trust?

My Review: Mallory is a fun character to read about! Having two lives and doing it so well, that no one notices. She goes to school, takes care of her brother, and does some hacking. Yup, shes got talent, and well I love a female computer nerd. Since I'm in the IT world, its always extra fun for me and well I like being a nerd. 

Anywho....Mallory has been hacking for a while now. She loves the computer world much better than the real one. So she just continues to do it and somehow get back into the real world long enough to go to school. Then one day another hacker goes poof. 

So Mallory goes looking into it and things start moving. Getting more intense and who knows who is who. The internet is a crazy world. Anyone can be anyone, and yet not be who they claim to be as well. So who knows who is really behind that screen. Well Mallory is going to find out and figure out where the missing hacker went. 

A fast paced and highly thrilling read! I really loved this book and is one of the best techy style I;v read this year!