Wednesday, 9 September 2009


Not too many years in the future, Marcus Yallow is a seventeen year old high school student. Tech-savvy and inventive, Marcus gets his kicks hacking his school's security system and playing Harajuku Fun Madness, an Alternate Reality Game (ARG), like a pop-culture scavenger hunt on the streets of his city.

While Marcus and his team are ARGing in the urban jungle, a terrorist attack is launched on California. In a post-September 11 world the government will take no chances. Marcus finds himself arrested for a typical case of wrong-place-wrong-time, and when he refuses to comply with the military he is branded a terrorist. The entire state comes under military control and surveillance, with every civilian under suspicion.

But Marcus isn't the type to take such injustice lying down. He plans to fight back against his own government, and not get caught...

Little Brother is a modern novel written by Cory Doctorow. Anyone who likes technology, politics, pop culture, action-packed stories (actually. anyone who knows how to read) will enjoy this book. Definitely one of my favourite books for the year so far.



Anonymous said...

Having read and enjoyed the book thoroughly, i completely agree with this review!
Good work Jacqui!

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