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Little Brother

by Cory Doctorow
£7.99   paperback  HarperCollins Publishers (2008)

Little Brother by Cory Doctorow The ultimate tale of teen rebellion...
 
Marcus 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 up 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.

"An entertaining thriller and a thoughtful polemic on internet-era civil rights... A terrific read."
(New York Times)
"A tale of struggle familiar to any teenager, about those moments when you choose what your life is going to mean."
(Steven Gould, author of 'Jumper')

ISBN 13: 9780007288427 | ISBN 10: 0007288425