Ready Player One
A NovelBook - 2011
"Ready Player One takes place in the not-so-distant future--the world has turned into a very bleak place, but luckily there is OASIS, a virtual reality world that is a vast online utopia. People can plug into OASIS to play, go to school, earn money, and even meet other people (or at least they can meet their avatars), and for protagonist Wade Watts it certainly beats passing the time in his grim, poverty-stricken real life. Along with millions of other world-wide citizens, Wade dreams of finding three keys left behind by James Halliday, the now-deceased creator of OASIS and the richest man to have ever lived. The keys are rumored to be hidden inside OASIS, and whoever finds them will inherit Halliday's fortune. But Halliday has not made it easy. And there are real dangers in this virtual world. Stuffed to the gills with action, puzzles, nerdy romance, and 80s nostalgia, this high energy cyber-quest will make geeks everywhere feel like they were separated at birth from author Ernest Cline."--Chris Schluep, Amazon Best Book of the Month
From the critics
AgeAdd Age Suitability
georgelin01 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 13 and 69
blue_hummingbird_329 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over
blue_hawk_1180 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 1 and 4
SummaryAdd a Summary
This kid is very poor and very alone. Being in this virtual world allows him to escape. He grows up in this society that is falling apart and only wants to find fortune. He stumbles upon his first clue into a puzzle everyone else has given up on. It leads into the most adventurous roller coaster of a lifetime, with plenty of retro 80's to go along with it.
Coarse Language: Corse language infrequent but makes this book unsuitable for under 13 years.
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“You know you've totally screwed up your life when your whole world turns to sh*t and the only person you have to talk to is your system agent software.”