416 pages (paperback edition)
When I got my new Droid phone in May I immediately realized that I could read books on it - woohoo! The first thing I downloaded was this book and once I started reading I realized that with all the technology in there, it was the perfect book to read on an eReader.
High school student Marcus is out with his buddies when the world goes crazy. A terrorist group bombs the Bay Bridge in San Fransisco and homeland-security-types immediately begin arresting people left and right. Marcus and his pals feel that the security forces are quickly becoming worse than the terrorists with all the insane controls they put on the city so they decide to (clandestinely) fight back using all the technological savvy they have at their disposal.
I LOVED the first half of this book and recommend it to several friends. But then I got to the middle and I felt like Doctorow went off on too much of a political rant. The end was a bit better, but not nearly as good as the beginning. I did enjoy reading it but it could have been much, much better in my opinion.