Saturday, August 9, 2008

For you internet-savvy types...

The fabulous folks over at The Horn Book directed us toward two great Little Brother-related links: the personal Instructables website and MySpace of protagonist W1n5t0n. Based around the hacker-approved web safety techniques used by W1n5t0n in the novel, his Instructables teaches readers how to encrypt their email, find hidden cameras, or cover their online tracks. His MySpace offers content less likely to get you investigated by Homeland Security (i.e., no instructions on "creating a cacophonous event"), including interviews with author Cory Doctorow and Little Brother banners for your blog or website.

If you still haven't read this CG staff pick, check it out in our chapter book room! If you've read it and love it, definitely try some other high-tech YA novels that blew our minds:
Feed by M.T. Anderson
Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer
Interworld by Neil Gaiman
Alex Rider series by Anthony Horowitz
Evil Genius and Genius Squad by Catherine Jenks
Maximum Ride by James Patterson
Uglies, Pretties, Specials, and Extras by Scott Westerfeld

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