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Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Little Brother

Title: Little Brother
Author: Cory Doctorow
Genre: YA, Science Fiction, 
Favorite quote: “Never underestimate the determination of a kid who is time-rich and cash-poor.” 


Marcus, a.k.a “w1n5t0n,” is only seventeen years old, but he figures he already knows how the system works–and how to work the system. Smart, fast, and wise to the ways of the networked world, he has no trouble outwitting his high school’s intrusive but clumsy surveillance systems.

But his whole world changes when he and his friends find themselves caught in the aftermath of a major terrorist attack on San Francisco. In the wrong place at the wrong time, Marcus and his crew are apprehended by the Department of Homeland Security and whisked away to a secret prison where they’re mercilessly interrogated for days.

When the DHS finally releases them, Marcus discovers that his city has become a police state where every citizen is treated like a potential terrorist. He knows that no one will believe his story, which leaves him only one option: to take down the DHS himself.

                                              My Review:
This book was assigned to me for summer homework{ what is wrong with these people?} so like every other rational teenager I was not going to  do it til last minute! Sadly, however  my inner nerd would not shut up and kept nagging me to do it. So I read it and it surpassed my expectations. I was expecting a boring I-want-to-kill-this-author book, but it was actually very interesting!!!!   

I feel in love with the main character Marcus,  when he stops a car to get medical help for his friend he had no idea it wold change his life forever. I love how much Marcus changes through this whole book but still stays true to himself. He greatly matures from the young, smart mouth kid to an amazing smart mouth leader. He is a reluctant leader but in my opinion those are the best kind. But the fighting for freedom thing is only one part of Marcus's story. You see him dealing with his naive dad and falling in love with an amazing girl. 

There are a lot of amazing quotes that I just love from this book, some funny some more serious.There are a lot of amazing books out there some make you cry, others laugh, but this makes you think. Hours after I finished this book I was still thinking about it and not many books can do that to me.

Side Note:

Cory dedicates each of his chapters to a different bookstore. One of which is a favorite of mine see if you can find it :D

Sorry for the short review I have not been feeling well lately and was not up to it to write a super long one.

Rating: 5 Roses 


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