Doctorow, Cory., et al. Little Brother. Unabridged. [Solon, Ohio]: Playaway Digital Audio, 2010.
ISBN: 9780765319852 0765319853
Written by: Cory Doctorow
Reviewed by: Alexander Javier
Recommended Audience: High School
Little Brother by Cory Doctorow is set in a futuristic San Francisco, where privacy becomes a huge issue. In the high school, people are recognized by the way the walk and can’t even breathe. As the antagonist Marcus is just a high school boy trying to get by and have fun with his friends and play games, but little does he know a terrorist attack strikes and he is caught up trying to help his friend when some mysterious people take him and his friends. Unknowingly he is moved to and island and is jailed for suspicious acts during the time of the bombing. The issue becomes a real problem when they return to their normal lives not telling anyone what happened and, missing their good friend Darryl.
In continuation, Marcus is so traumatized he tries to forget and goes back to his normal life. As he returns home he checks his specialized laptop only to find it be bugged. Tracked by someone, he decides to create a blog program on his xbox. When he spreads the program amongst his friends, cops come up to him and ask him why he had suspicious train usage. This is when Marcus gets angry and wants to get back at the people who confined him and will do everything in his power to put an end to them.
Little Brother is centered around a boy rallying his friends to strike back at the unfair system that needs to be stopped. On this journey Marcus will face many trials, where he can really mess up, but he is constantly reminded that his good friend Darryl is still out there in captivity. As he does everything in his favor to set him free, Marcus will eventually find himself forgetting the main reason why he is fighting and stray off track. However he is supported by his fellow xbox bloggers and doesn’t give up even when he has a way out.
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