Little BrotherBook - 2008
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LibraryK8 Nov 28, 2011
Based on 1984.
After being interrogated for days by the Department of Homeland Security in the aftermath of a major terrorist attack on San Francisco, California, seventeen-year-old Marcus, released into what is now a police state, decides to use his expertise in computer hacking to set things right.
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green_chicken_263 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over
Sexual Content: First book I've read in which a character has sex. Also there is sexual dialog as well.
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The Xnetters weren't happy about the stepped-up police serveillance, but they weren't gong to take it laying down.
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Marcus is a likable if undeniably cocky hero — he hacks cellphones, sasses clueless authority figures and quotes the Declaration of Independence from memory. That cockiness gets scuffed a little in the disaster, and both the story and Marcus himself acquire grit and interest as a result. The fear and humiliation he experiences in interrogation are vividly detailed, and afterward Marcus takes a principled stand that leads him into an ingenious program of resistance and civil rights activism.