Little Brother by Cory Doctorow
Dystopian present, alternate reality games, characters I can relate to, and a plot that's well written what's not to love? It is also somewhat alarming how easily this might take place today. It almost seems cyberpunk, but it's not extended into the future enough perhaps to be called cyberpunk.
The main characters are your slightly anti-authority pretty intelligent kids, who are caught up in a plausible scenario with the US government. What happens to them and their quest to fight back is just a great read. I think plenty of nerds/geeks will like this although the references in the book will become dated in a few years.
This is my first Cory Doctorow read, and I don't think it will be my last.
Star Rating: 5.0/5.0
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