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Little Brother by Cory Doctorow

Little Brother is definitely one of my favorite books. Marcus tells the reader about his encounter with the Department of Homeland Security after a terrorist attack. After he is released, Marcus seeks retaliation against the DHS which is taking over his hometown San Francisco. Marcus and his friends are tech-savy and discover ways to thwart Department of Homeland Security’s attempt at controlling the city and potentially taking away basic rights. I was amazed by how easy it was for a bunch of  teenagers and young adults to mess with the DHS. Marcus explains some of the security measures that the DHS uses and how he found ways around them. I learned a lot of interesting facts about technology and security; I learned the basis of how crypto and ciphers work. Marcus also introduced the horror of the false positive. Little Brother is a book that makes you think and question the world as you know it. I never wanted to put this book down. I was anxious to know what the next cool idea Marcus would put into action. I was never disappointed by the sheer genius of his ideas. I would recommend this book to any teen or young adult who has a passion for a little techie rebellion.

~Morgan B., Class of 2010

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February 18, 2010 - Posted by | Book recommendation | , , ,

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