Echoes of the Mind
Kyle Suncloud’s world is torn apart when his parents decide to move from Southern California to rural Oregon. He leaves behind his best friend, his school, the girl of his dreams, and dire warnings not to make the move. Upon arriving in Oregon, he must adjust to a world of few friends, strange occurrences, and fear—fear of a local canyon where people have strangely disappeared over the years. More
Kyle Suncloud is is shocked when his parents decide to move from Southern California to Northeastern Oregon. Kyle was well situated in his school, a member of the cross-country team and had recently reconnected with Laura, the girl of his dreams. His world is torn apart by this decision because he will leave his life of comfort and his best friend, Andy. Plus, he has had warnings not to go. He isn’t really hearing voices, but whispers in the wind. As part Native American, he has a respect for the spiritual life.
Kyle is the only member of his family upset with the move. His younger sister, Amy, is excited about the prospect. But, Kyle remains hesitant.
Upon arrival, Kyle finds the area to be beautiful, a place where he can still run in solitude. But, the warnings continue. He finds his new school, well, rural. There are no advanced classes, few electives, and no cross country. Everyone seems to find football as the focus. Plus, the students are distant. However, he does see one female who intrigues him. But, he also sees a young man who does nothing but stare at him.
Later, he realizes that the girl’s name is Laura, the same as his “love” in California. He also finds out that the young male is Will, Laura’s cousin. Both live on the reservation, but only Laura is friendly. Later, Kyle becomes Will’s friend and partner in running, running everywhere except Echo Canyon. Will refuses to go into Echo Canyon because of the “spirits”.
Although it seems to be going well, Kyle still receives warnings, and he receives threats from classmates, especially the school bully, Carl. But, that is not all. When one of their classmates disappears in Echo Canyon, without even leaving footprints, Kyle begans to research. He finds that this is not the first time someone has disappeared in the canyon. But, who will be next?
The more things seem to come together, the more questions begin to arise in Kyle’s mind. But, the key seems to be Echo Canyon. What powers does this canyon hold over the area, and hold over Kyle?
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