Little Brother by Cory Doctorow (review by Naomi M. ’16)

Little Brother (Little Brother, #1)Little Brother by Cory Doctorow
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Terrorists have attacked San Francisco. The Department of Homeland Security takes a high school computer genius, Marcus, and his friends without any explanation to be brutally interrogated. Once released, Marcus finds that the government has turned his beloved city into a police state. Everyone is a potential threat. In order to bring down the paranoid authorities, he must figure out a way to bring the truth about the DHS to light. Armed with only his computer, Marcus sets a rebellion in motion larger than he could have dreamed possible. Reminiscent of George Orwell’s 1984, Little Brother is a novel of the future – where fighting is done through technology and anyone can change the world. Lovers of dystopian fiction, this is the one for you. – Naomi M. ‘16

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  1. The most fascinating part of Doctorow's novel, I found, was Marcus Yallow, the first-person narrator who knows that his arrest is inevitable but is defiant and impudent enough to try to fit in just one more act of rebellion before the DHS puts a stop to him. And when he gets away with it, he does it again…and again…Little Brother is full of memorable personalities, but all pale in comparison to the protagonist himself. Even if it's just to meet the ambitious Marcus Yallow, any and all fans of science fiction should read Little Brother. I can hardly wait to try its sequel, Homeland.


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