Little Brother book by Cory Doctorow will soon complete 12 years of its publication (Published in 2008). Although it’s been more than a decade, Little Brother novel is still one of the best reads till the date. This brilliant piece of fictitious novel covers the story of teen tech-savvy; Marcus Yallow and his fellow friends, who are caught up in the consequences of a terrorist attack.
The plot begins with Marcus and his besties Darryl, Van, and Jolu skipping school to play their favorite ARG (Alternative Reality Game) while they confront a terrorist attack. Terrorists had blown up the Bay Bridge of San Francisco as a consequence had taken the lives of many citizens. What was worse for Marcus and his friends were, they were arrested by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) as suspects. Perhaps they had arrested the wrong people. Marcus ultimately struggles to defend himself as well as his friends.
When they get released from the secret prison they find out Darryl, who was stabbed in a panicked crowd that day, is missing. Also, they realize everything has changed in their city. Even at their home and school. They were aware they are under close surveillance. Marcus figures out that his laptop was also under the influence of surveillance bug. So, using his skills of core coding and his xBox, he figures out the safest way of connecting teens and organizing a teenage rebellion so that, to take the city back. Connecting to friends and friends of friends and their friends, he organizes and coordinates hundreds of teens.
Through his massive group, he wanted to keep a stand of a formidable force against the massed might of the DHS. The DHS had been acting and arresting the innocent peoples brutally in the name of safety for the citizens. Actually, DHS had been performing stupidity, although their mission was to keep the public safe from few numbers of terrorists who endangered the lives of the public, they were actually destroying and torturing the lives of all those public they tend to keep safe. For the case, DHS was no less than terrorists for the public and defended the loss of Constitutional rights in the cause of making them safe.
This full of action pack and tech-savvy novel is absolutely gripping as Doctorow flawlessly blended a scene of romance between Marcus and his beloved Ange, their friendship, and their struggles against DHS and the right to privacy and liberty. As per my review on Little Brother book, I would recommend it to those who are weighing the essence of balance in safety and personal freedom. As Little Brother book contains some adult contains this book is appropriate to mature high schoolers. Folks who are keen on reading this interesting novel, they can perform Little Brother book download in the pdf format from the link mentioned below;