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Little Brother by Cory Doctorow
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Apr 10, 2012

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bookshelves: young-adult
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This is the first book by Cory Doctrow I've actually read. It follows the story of Marcus, a San Francisco High School Student who gets mixed up with the DHS after a terrorist attack. It leaves him hurt and angry, and he decides to fight back against the government.

The Story is told from Marcus' point of view, which decreases the dramatic tension a little bit, but creates a greater avenue for exploring his feelings and motivations.

You as the reader learn a lot, there's a brief history of the political movements of the sixties and seventies, information about modern security techniques, and certainly questions about the continuum between security and freedom, and whether there is a continuum at all.

It's definitely a great book for teens who aren't too impressionable, and a fun enough read for anyone.

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