I just finished reading Little Brother by Cory Doctorow. Now I know what I’m going to give one of my nephews for Christmas this year, providing he hasn’t already read it. Note to self: Find out if Yanni has already read Little Brother. Yes, it has a few “curse words” in it, but his parents won’t know because they don’t read. Hehehe.
I can’t go that far, having also read City of Saints and Madmen this year, but Little Brother is a very good book.
The New York Times review by Austin Grossman begins:
In the opening chapters of “Little Brother,” a near-future terrorist attack hits San Francisco’s Bay Bridge and a teenager named Marcus Yallow is arbitrarily and brutally detained in the federal crackdown that follows. 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.