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Book Review: Little Brother by Cory Doctrow May 28, 2009

Posted by Andreas in Book Reviews.

Yes, Little Brother by Cory Doctrow of Boing Boing fame is a kid’s book. That doesn’t mean it’s not a lot of exciting and fun reading for adults as well.


US teenager Marcus gets into trouble with the law – with the überscary Department of Homeland Security to be exact, but he’s not about to take the government’s bullying nonsense lying down. His troubles start when he runs foul of his school’s electronic surveillance system. And if you think that’s an unlikely scenario, check out this…

Little Brother is one of those books that shows that young adult literature can explore serious politics without being patronising. A progressive thriller for young people. I just wish my kids were a little older. Ah well, they’ll just have to wait a couple of years before I highly recommend it to them. You can download the text for free here.


1. Steve - May 31, 2009

Looks interesting — is a hard copy version available as well?

2. Andreas - May 31, 2009

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