5.22.17 It’s Monday! What are you Reading? #IMWAYR

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

{Celebrating the books we’ve read in the past week

&

the titles we are currently reading.}

This meme is originated by Jen and Kellee at TeachMentorTexts. Thanks!


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Overview from BN

Marcus, a.k.a “w1n5t0n,” is only seventeen years old, but he figures he already knows how the system works–and how to work the system. Smart, fast, and wise to the ways of the networked world, he has no trouble outwitting his high school’s intrusive but clumsy surveillance systems.

But his whole world changes when he and his friends find themselves caught in the aftermath of a major terrorist attack on San Francisco. In the wrong place at the wrong time, Marcus and his crew are apprehended by the Department of Homeland Security and whisked away to a secret prison where they’re mercilessly interrogated for days.

When the DHS finally releases them, Marcus discovers that his city has become a police state where every citizen is treated like a potential terrorist. He knows that no one will believe his story, which leaves him only one option: to take down the DHS himself.

Reading this was like watching some of my favorite shows or movies where people are on the run and trying fight back against a stronger, evil power.

Except this time, the evil power is the government.

Yes, this is fictional. The title is a play on 1984 by George Orwell. In that classic book, the government is known as Big Brother and is always on the lookout, always watching. Here, Little Brother refers to the main character and others like him who have their eye on the government.

The book got technical in some points, explaining codes and breaking them, and the history of the different types of technology. Honestly, that made it all seem more realistic and possible.

There are some mature elements in this that make it more appropriate for high schoolers. But I hope in the future you will read–or listen to–this book.

There is a sequel that I might read over the summer:

For every parent who leaves a comment on TODAY’S POST with what YOU’RE reading, I’ll give your child a BUSTED ticket…

Let’s take a look to see if any parents commented on last week’s IM! WAYR? post.


Did you catch my
this past week?
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 How many books did students in each class read?

This is for three weeks of reading…

PERIOD 2&3 READ 22 BOOKS THIS PAST WEEK.

PERIOD 8&9 READ 18 BOOKS THIS PAST WEEK.

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AUDIO BOOK

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