i feel as if the author is attempting to show one of Marcus’s personalities or possibilities through this homless person who is described as around marcus’s age
It’s cool to see Darryl’s alive but
Marcus had completely forgotten about his old friend until now this shows how much things have drastically changed for them.
I’m glad that marcus was finally able to trust an adult enough to tell them what actually happened to him, especially his mother. Because he was able to confide in her, Marcus’s mother is the only adult that he trusts.
Of coarse they would think that, the government just wont allow people to have their opinions. They are so paranoid.
Thats not a good answer, especially since hes fighting for his freedom. He should have a back up plan as to what government should do instead of hunting down and accusing innocent people.
Since not that much info was provided I dont think they will be able to find him. This isn’t enough info there are way to many people which could fall under this profile. It will be almost impossible to find him.
after seeing the video of what the DHS is willing to do to a US army general I don’t think Marcus realizes what he is getting himself into
I agree with sam about him using sarcasm which is not always heard corrrectly on the other end. People sometimes take things not the right way especially through a text message cause you don’t know the tone of the person sending the text message. I also know this from a personal experience.
It was a smart idea for Marcus to talk to news reporters over Xnet. This is so because his true identity is still concealed. This chapter was very surprising. I did not expect Ange and Marcus to stop talking. Hopefully they will start talking again. The letter came out of no where. I was completely shocked that Marcus would tell his mom everything that happened. He was very strong in the beginning of the story, but now he is starting to crumble.
Marcus is trying to be helpful and make people connect through using sarcasm which is not always heard correctly on the other end. its difficult to tell the attitude of a person through a text message because you are only reading words. i know from personal experience, that things could be taken in all different ways than you originally meant it to be taken in.
It must have been a comfort to know that someone had been with Darryl through this. Where is Darryl now and is he ok?
Since he didnt give up his full grade profile, idont think that it will be as easy as they think to find him. Of all of the people in San Fransisco without straight A’s, it will probably be extremely complicated to find him.
It’s nice to see the title of the book in the context. This is most likely symbolisum. Maybe Marcus is refering to the noobs or new gamers as the little brothers.
this is mad scary if he can do all these things like he said terrorists would be able to do it too and the terrorists could acually use this to plan an attack.
He was being sarcastic
Wow. Two positive comments about Marcus in a row. New record. As I pointed out in my last comment and the two ladies before me did, Marcus is finally using his brains to help himself. Throughout this book Marcus has been a selfish and egotistical child. Like Rachel pointed out he is finally telling everyone that he is not the almighty one and that he is equal to others
finally i can put a positive comment up. Marcus is finally using his brains by trying to connect to everyone through sarcasm. I think that the people that he is trying to reach would most likely understand his sarcasm
There is not enough information there to find him. There are probably thousands of 17 year olds in San Fransisco who aren’t straight A students. He didn’t give them his whole grade profile it was just a simple statement
All the things that Marcus has been holding inside of him all came pouring out. I think that by telling his mom the truth Marcus will be able to feel a little more at ease. Also, he must feel relieved to know that Darryl is still alive somewhere.
Usually i percieve Marcus as a “know it all” but for once he takes a stand point that he is equal to others.
“Kick them for me.” That is easily the greatest line in the book. Zeb wins.
At least this Zeb person knows that their Californian town is not the right place to live. The government is doing the wrong things.
All of the security measures are pointless. They don’t help the citizens at all. The adults need to stop being so paranoid.
People create their own government. So the corruption is their own faults.
i like how he doesn’t think of himself as a leader and how everyone has as much power as he does.
yay! Darryl is still alive!
I totally agree with Raven. His answer was very clever but it was kind of careless of him to put his age on their. Also,he previously mentioned that he lives in California. All of this information he is giving out could eventually help the DHS track him down once again.
It’s kind of nice to see that although the interview was meant to be directed toward M1k3y, everyone involved in the “movement” responded.
wow, how’s that for inspiration?
he did a good job in answering the questions. i don’t think it was such a good idea to include his age and academic grades. the DHS could now search every school in SAn Francisco for that profile.
title of the book! i’m guessing Marcus later believes in the movement by the name of Little Brother.
smart idea. the only downside of this is that no emotion is really displayed over text, so if he’s trying to use sarcasm, it’s harder to show it over text then it is by voice.