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Little Brother (Hardcover)

Author:  Cory Doctorow
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Format: Hardcover
ISBN-10: 0765319853
ISBN-13: 9780765319852
Sku: 205823794
Publish Date: 4/29/2008
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8.5H x 6L x 1.25T
Pages:  382
Age Range:  College to 22
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BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING YOU. WHO''S WATCHING BACK?
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Having mastered the cutting-edge technologies of the networked world, seventeen-year-old Marcus and his friends cut school in search of high adventure and find themselves caught in the aftermath of a major terrorist attack on San Francisco and wrongfully incarcerated in a secret prison by a totalitarian Department of Homeland Security. 50,000 first printing.Having mastered the cutting-edge technologies of the networked world, seventeen-year-old Marcus and his friends cut school in search of high adventure and find themselves caught in the aftermath of a major terrorist attack on San Francisco and wrongfully incarcerated in a secret prison by a totalitarian Department of Homeland Security. 50,000 first printing.
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Extensively praised by the famed Neil Gaiman and Scott Westerfeld, LITTLE BROTHER follows 17-year-old Marcus as he uses his geek savvy to organize a youth revolt against a Department of Homeland Security gone absolutely mad after a terrorist attack in San Francisco. After a particularly brutal interrogation and the disappearance of his best friend, Marcus is determined to oust the DHS from his city with internet sabotage, an underground teen army, and sheer moxie. Channeling George Orwell's BIG BROTHER, Doctorow has created an intense, thrilling political journey that will provide thought-provoking fodder for even the most apolitical young adult reader. A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2008 and a New York Times Notable Children's Book of 2008.
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Expert Review Little Brother by Cory Doctorow - Book Review
By: Phillip Winn Blogcritics.org Reviews
Published on: 2/18/2009 2:43 AM
With Little Brother, Cory Doctorow has written his best book yet. It's marketed to teens and features a teen protagonist, but should appeal to a much wider audience. In fact, it should be required reading for every American. Marcus is a 17-year-old student who uses the online moniker w1n5t0n (pronounced Winston). He's technically savvy, and lives in a San Francisco only slightly different from our own, with high school security only slightly more stringent than our own. All of that changes when Marcus and his friends are picked up blocks away from a major terror attack, during school hours, minutes after the explosions....read the full review

Praise

"Filled with sharp dialogue...this work makes its admittedly didactic point within a tautly crafted fictional framework." 4/14/2008

"Terrifying glimpse of the future--or the present." 4/1/2008

"Marcus is a wonderfully developed character: hyperaware of his surroundings, trying to redress past wrongs, and rebelling against authority." 5/1/2008

"The encroachment on individual rights by national security is a primary theme of George Orwell's 1984, and, as his title suggests, Doctorow pays homage to that classic with an impassioned, polemical consideration of the War on Terror that dovetails with themes of teenage angst, rebellion, and paranoia." 7/1/2008

Product Attributes
Product attributeBook Format:   Hardcover
Product attributeMinimum Age:   13
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0382
Product attributePublisher:   Tor Books
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