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Little Brother by Cory Doctorow
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Feb 24, 2014

it was amazing
bookshelves: contemporary, ya, future-and-dystopia, ebook, humble-bundle

This is a must-read. There's a quote in one of the afterwords that explains why, about how America is suffering from an autoimmune disease in regards to combating terrorism: we're oversensitive and only hurting our own "cells." The anti-terrorism measures are only serving to keep us afraid, infringe on our freedoms, and are easily sidestepped by determined adversaries.

This book actually really pissed me off, not because it was bad or boring or I disagreed with the message, but because I believe this really could happen, that our country could turn into a place where innocent citizens are presumed guilty and tortured and imprisoned indefinitely under the umbrella of "fighting terrorism." I do not believe in trading privacy for an illusion of security.

Read this book and imagine yourself, or someone you love, in the main character's position. It'll scare you too.

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Reading Progress

February 24, 2014 – Started Reading
February 24, 2014 – Shelved
February 24, 2014 – Shelved as: contemporary
February 24, 2014 – Shelved as: ya
February 24, 2014 – Shelved as: future-and-dystopia
March 9, 2014 – Finished Reading
June 24, 2014 – Shelved as: humble-bundle
June 24, 2014 – Shelved as: ebook

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