Little Brother

What It's About:

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.


Why we dig it:

Pretty spooky how realistic this book is at times. It's also awesome how the author, Cory Doctorow, a computer whiz himself, is able to explain technology to those who would otherwise never understand it through crazy suspense.  This book made the hair on my neck stand up when I thought about who out there is watching us...not to sound paranoid or anything.  This one is not just for the "techies" - it's just an awesome read!

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