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ISBN13: 9780765323118
ISBN10: 0765323117
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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.




A multiple award winner is now in paperback. A novel that is at once an entertaining thriller, a thoughtful polemic, and a practical handbook of digital age self-defense.--"The New York Times," Notable Children's Book of 2008.

About the Author

Cory Doctorow is a coeditor of Boing Boing and the former European director of the Electronic Frontier Foundation. He writes columns for Make, Information Week, the Guardian online, and Locus. He has won the Locus Award three times, been nominated for the Hugo and the Nebula, won the Campbell Award, and was named one of the Webs twenty-five influencers by Forbes magazine and a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. He hopes you'll use technology to change the world.

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Beverly B, January 20, 2014 (view all comments by Beverly B)
In light of all of the information coming out about NSA spy networks, Little Brother is more timely now than when it first appeared shortly after 9/11. It is almost prophetic and very scary. Marcus and his friends cut out of school one afternoon and just as they are meeting up, there is a terrorist attack on San Francisco. The attack originated very near where Marcus and his friends were gathering. Homeland Security decides they were acting suspiciously and grabs them off the street and takes them to a secret location for interrogation. Marcus has a more brains than common sense and when he gets mouthy and refuses to cooperate without a lawyer, he is held for several days, abused and finally put on a watch list. Marcus is a 17 year old tech genius. He can write programs too complicated for most experts and hack in to anything in minutes. He is also highly motivated by ethics and the Bill of Rights. He decides to launch a tech revolt to show the country how Homeland Security is abusing its power. His tactics are brilliant, creative and funny. Little Brother is suspenseful and filled with all kinds of information on the social media super highway and how it can be used for evil as well as good. Marcus and his friends are realistic and likable. I especially appreciated that they were not one dimensional clichés, and they show different points of view. I hope Marcus and his followers have more plans.
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11 Stories, August 11, 2012 (view all comments by 11 Stories)
After reading the first page of Little Brother, I couldn't put it down. The protagonist is smart and funny, and all the other characters are also fully developed yet completely different. Though I know my 15 year old nephew will understand all the techie details, for clueless dopes like me, the author explains everything in a clear and exciting way. All the tech tweeks and upgrades actually pertain to the storyline and allow the action to unfold. After reading this I want to test system, open my gadgets to see how they work, play dress up, and rock out in the streets! Mostly though, I want to learn more. Suddenly I'm curious about all the math and computer science classes offered on Coursera, which is something I consider totally bizarre.
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Barry Nordby, January 1, 2011 (view all comments by Barry Nordby)
A timely read. I was immediately caught by the technology part of the story which is currently available and in use. It's not difficult to imagine this San Francisco when you look at current world events.
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Product Details

Doctorow, Cory
Tor Teen
Science & Technology
General Juvenile Fiction
Children s-General
Action & Adventure - General
Love & Romance
Edition Description:
Young Adult Fiction
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Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
from 9
8.26 x 5.52 x 1.09 in
Age Level:
from 14

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