Friday, January 3, 2014

Book Review: Little Brother

Not since Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows have I read a book so hungrily, quickly, all-consumingly. I read this book in one sitting, beginning at 8pm last night and now finishing it at 7:30 this morning as the birds are chirping outside my window. I could barely put this book down long enough to get up to get something to eat every few hours. Yes it was that good. I can't wait to read the sequel. But first... time for some sleep. I'm exhausted but satisfied. This book was quite the adrenaline rush.

Marcus is a San Fransisco high school student by day and a hacker by night. Then on one ordinary afternoon, there's a bomb... and Homeland Security arrives to turn his beloved city into a police state. This book is a fascinating look at what happens when those whose job it is to protect us suddenly become our worse nightmare.

Sidenote: I have since started the second book and found it deathly boring. Not sure what happened, but I couldn't get past the first chapter or two. If I ever write a book series, remind me to make the second book as good as the first.

I rate this book 5 out of 5 stars.

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