Monday, December 28, 2009

Book Review: Little Brother by Cory Doctorow

Marcus Yallow was just an average high schooler with an above average knowledge of how the Internet, computers, and technology work...until a terrorist attack hits his hometown of San Francisco. Suddenly he and his friends are believed to be terrorists and get picked up by the Department of Homeland Security. After finally gaining freedom from DHS custody, Marcus fights back against the paranoia and loss of rights as the government begins to carefully watch San Francisco citizens' every move.

This is a very interesting book that will make you think about the way technology works in our society and how people feel about the government appearing into their lives after a devastating national attack. Recommended for high schoolers who are self-professed tech-geeks, fans of 1984 by George Orwell, or readers who enjoy thrillers.

Book Cover Little Brother
By Doctorow, Cory
2008/04 - Tor Classics
9780765319852 Check the Library's Catalog

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