by Trent Reedy
Ages 14 and up
Danny Wright never thought he'd be the man to bring down the United States of America. In fact, he enlisted in the Idaho National Guard because he wanted to serve his country the way his father did. When the Guard is called up on the governor's orders to police a protest in Boise, it seems like a routine crowd-control mission ... but then Danny's gun misfires, spooking the other soldiers and the already fractious crowd, and by the time the smoke clears, twelve people are dead.
This was a compelling read about a real and possible near future for our country. It brought to mind another title by Cory Doctorow, Little Brother, also a scary potential reality.