Seventeen-year-old Marcus Yallow and his best friends are very good with computers and technology - too good, it seems. One afternoon they decide to cut class to participate in a computer reality game, and before they knew it they are involved with a major government conspiracy and a total shutdown of civil rights.
Marcus is able to get away from the interrogation team who keep from his family for days, but not all of his friends get off so easily. Wracked with guilt and driven by anger, he finds surprising resistance from his father, yet the family ultimately pulls together to end the tyranny.
Little Brother, by award-winning author and former EFF Director of European Affairs Cory Doctorow, will have readers questioning their government and privacy at every turn. The intensity and fast-paced action of this thriller only enhance an already solid story line.
Little Brother strongly resembles the movie Enemy of the State, which starred Jack Black and Will Smith. If you enjoyed that film, you will certainly find Little Brother to be of interest. Doctorow interweaves some aspects of present-day concerns, such as invasion of privacy and terrorist attacks, throughout the storyline, giving the narrative a more realistic feel.