Little Brother

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Macmillan, Apr 13, 2010 - Juvenile Fiction - 384 pages
1873 Reviews

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.

 

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I enjoyed the fast pace and the character development. - Goodreads
The storytelling was mediocre. - Goodreads
The plot is entertaining. - Goodreads
Little Brother is hard to read. - Goodreads
Awesome voice - great all-too-possible premise. - Goodreads
Excellent depiction of an out of control US government. - Goodreads

Review: Little Brother (Little Brother #1)

User Review  - Claudia Sanchez - Goodreads

Thoroughly entertaining, kick-ass, smart, cheesy and with a well developed complicated plot. San Fransisco has been the target of a terrorist attack; Marcus and his friends are detained by the ... Read full review

Review: Little Brother (Little Brother #1)

User Review  - Layla F - Goodreads

I donut like it much but there were enough interesting parts that I could survive the boring parts until I made it to the next checkpoint (those interesting parts were checkpoints if you don't get it) Read full review

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Contents

Chapter 1
9
Chapter 2
23
Chapter 3
35
Chapter 4
51
Chapter 5
68
Chapter 6
89
Chapter 7
104
Chapter 8
121
Chapter 15
231
Chapter 16
252
Chapter 17
267
Chapter 18
285
Chapter 19
302
Chapter 20
322
Chapter 21
348
Epilogue
358

Chapter 9
133
Chapter 10
150
Chapter 11
164
Chapter 12
181
Chapter 13
199
Chapter 14
214
Afterword
367
Afterword
371
Bibliography
375
Acknowledgments
381
Copyright

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About the author (2010)

Canadian-born Cory Doctorow is the co-editor of the popular blog BoingBoing. He is the author of the young adult novel For the Win, and his adult science fiction novels and short stories have won him three Locus Awards and the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. He has been named one of the Web's twenty-five "influencers" by Forbes Magazine and a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.

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