Just found time to start reading for enjoyment again, and I decided to start reading this based on your guys' recommendations.
I love it. I've only just started chapter 4, but I can tell I'm going to like it. At first I thought it was going to be like Cyberpunk, where the kids are Internet gods who can launch nukes with a payphone *ahem* but this seems much more realistic.
Plus, since I love anything dealing with corrupt government practices, this is right up my alley