Little Brother by Cory Doctorow

Little Brother ChrisReview by: Chris

Title:  Little Brother

Author:  Cory Doctorow

Collection:  Teen Books

After an explosion destroys San Francisco’s Bay Bridge, agents of the Depart of Homeland Security capture, imprison, abuse, and interrogate seventeen-year-old Marcus Yallow for nothing more than being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Once free, Marcus decides to fight back, hacker style, as the DHS increasingly restricts the freedom of all San Franciscans in the name of protection.  The novel is written in first person, and Doctorow achieves the perfect tone for a teen-age know-it-all.  I found myself accepting the authenticity of Marcus’s voice even before he had my sympathy, which he earns pretty quickly.  Fast-paced and thought-provoking, I couldn’t stop reading this novel, and it certainly made me think long and hard about the sacrifices I’d be willing to accept to be safe.

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