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Little brother

by Doctorow, Cory.

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Where To Find It

Call number: Teen Fiction

Additional Details

"A Tom Doherty Associates Book."

After being interrogated for days by the Department of Homeland Security in the aftermath of a major terrorist attack on San Francisco, California, seventeen-year-old Marcus, released into what is now a police state, decides to use his expertise in computer hacking to set things right.

Community Reviews

Little Brother

Inspired partly by the book 1984, this book is about a boy named Marcus who, along with his friends, are captured by the government after being at the wrong place (playing a scavenger hunt called Harajuku Madness) at the wrong time. They're suspected to be terrorists, and even after Marcus constantly denies their theory, they still ruthlessly torture him. After he returns home, he finds that the government has taken over everyone's lives, and that they are all monitored for signs of terrorism. It's an amazing book, and whenever there's a reference to the hacking Marcus explains it in great detail. This book actually introduced me to the idea of hacking, and it's actually also quite informational.

Hacktivism celebrated

Little Brother is disturbing. It's disturbing in the truest sense of the word, meaning that it disturbs your complacency, disturbs your views of morality and patriotism, of who the good guys and bad guys are. To be honest, this book scared me a little bit. Its view of the abuse of government has a lot in common with 1984, and a lot more in common with sobering real-life examples of police states. I can't say this is a great book to read if you want the warm fuzzies, but it seems important. Urgent even. Read for yourself and decide.

Little Brother

Amazing. Simply amazing. And terrifying when you think about how close we are to this becoming a reality in America. A real page-turner that opens your eyes and provides a great amount of real world information for the curious at the end of the book...everyone should read this.

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