Thursday, April 7, 2016

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

I have been avoiding reading this book for YEARS. I didn't like the title or the cover. My friend donated 10 copies to the library for my book club and figured it was time to read this book. I had also heard that Steven Spielberg was turning it into a movie which piqued my interest.  It took me about 30 pages to truly get into this story but I did find myself engrossed and  reading just one more chapter before bed to finish it ASAP. I think some students will like it but think some will dislike it for the length and small font in the book.

Amazon Summary

In the year 2044, reality is an ugly place. The only time teenage Wade Watts really feels alive is when he's jacked into the virtual utopia known as the OASIS. Wade's devoted his life to studying the puzzles hidden within this world's digital confines—puzzles that are based on their creator's obsession with the pop culture of decades past and that promise massive power and fortune to whoever can unlock them. 
   But when Wade stumbles upon the first clue, he finds himself beset by players willing to kill to take this ultimate prize. The race is on, and if Wade's going to survive, he'll have to win—and confront the real world he's always been so desperate to escape.