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Common Sense Media says

Exciting, provocative dystopian novel will make teens think.

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Teen, 13 years old Written bylecritic February 5, 2009
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Wonderfully Written, Very Timely

An amazing book about government taken too far. To Bibliophile: Just because a book has some mature content in it, doesn't mean its bad. The Godfather is the greatest movie of all time, but that has sex, violence, and language.
Kid, 11 years old January 28, 2009
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Well written book about hackers.

I finished this book about a month ago (finished it in a week) and it's probably one of my favorite books I've read--ever. But there is a lot of swearing (someone who was being nosy and looked at it said that it was "disgusting" because it contained swearing) in it, and some sexual references. Aside from that, it was good.
Parent of a 11, 15, and 18 year old Written byJulieKryger1970 January 5, 2009
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Parent of a 5, 9, 11, and 14 year old Written byJamesRobertson January 4, 2009
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Teen, 13 years old Written byzorba1994 April 9, 2008
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Good read.

The book is very well written, and is very realistic. Sex: Young couples attempt to several times, but it is never explicit (pause) Violence: Pepper Spray against protesters, a stabbing (non graphic), a waterboarding (torture) session. General cruelty from the government towards minors (PAUSE) Drugs/alcohol: The main characters host a party with alcohol at it. The main character says he has a fondness for hash. (PAUSE) Social Behavior: The government is cruel, and treats everyone like a terrorist. The main characters are hackers, and hacking is shown as a good thing (however, I would like to point out that hacking has gotten a much worse rap than it should, it is not as dangerous as it is. If more people knew how to hack, there would be LESS identity theft, because the security would have to be better). (PAUSE) All in all very good Mature: 13+, Normal: 14+
Adult Written bymoviemadness April 9, 2008
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Brilliant Teen Book!

This book is a fascinating look at the world of technology. The book is set in modern America, but the DHS has taken over. People's rights are being compromised for "the good of the republic." A group of teens use technology to regain their freedom. There is some bad language, several violent or scary scenes, and some sexual content. The complicated plot of the book and some of the more mature references make this a better bet for teens 15+.

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