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YMMV: Little Brother
  • Alternative Character Interpretation: Is Marcus a genuinely heroic freedom fighter? Or is he just a Spoiled Brat that's butthurt over safety measures inconveniencing him?
  • Anvilicious: Admittedly, the book isn't very subtle.
  • Designated Villain: Detractors claim that the DHS is this, stating that they're merely doing their jobs to protect the country.
  • Gary Stu: Marcus, arguably. A little less in the sequel, though, where he is much more emotionally vulnerable and self-deprecating.
  • Unfortunate Implications: Are we supposed to think Charlie's cheap ad-supported phone proves he's a loser, rather than that he can't afford anything better?
  • Wangst: In the sequel to Little Brother, Homeland, Marcus occasionally lapses into this, though to be fair, he is under a lot of pressure.
  • What an Idiot: Quite a few of Marcus's problems are self-inflicted. One major example is that he would have gotten out of his interrogation sooner if he had just let Carrie look at his phone knowing full-well that there was nothing on it that would send him to prison. Then there was when he tampered with the new security system just to make a point to his father, whom had no problem with the DHS's actions. This led to the DHS tightening security even harder.
  • What Do You Mean, It's Not for Kids?: Justified, Marcus is a 17-year old after all.

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