Little BrotherBook - 2008
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LibraryAlison Oct 08, 2010
The prevalence of surveillance as an answer to terrorist acts is realistic. Marcus' world is very close our post-9/11 existence. This book really makes one question the extent to which the average person is being watched. I found the details of the technology a little difficult to follow.
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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.