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July 18, 2015

Review: Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

Ready Player One

Author: Ernest Cline
Published On: August 11th, 2011
Page Count: 375

Synopsis: (Found on Goodreads)
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. 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.

Overall Rating: 6/5
Just oh my goodness if you haven’t read this yet please do. I need someone to nerd out with me. I fangirled so hard at BEA when he signed Armada.

Cover:
I read on kindle but the paperback I have since bought is pretty awesome. It’s simple but still cool.

Characters:
Wade: Can I just say how dedicated all three of these kids are. Wade just wants what is best and he is so determined to solve the puzzle. He is helpful and near the end rather have friends in reality then over the Oasis.

Art3mis: That twist though….Just wow. Strong and an original character. At first is a little mysterious but starts to open up to Wade and Aech.

Aech: Out of all the players I feel like he wants this more than anyone. He wants the world to be better but most of all he doesn`t want the prize to fall in the hands of the Sixers.

Sixers: They are a completely ruthless group of “gamers” that work together to try and solve the Famous Easter Egg. They aren`t in it for the love of knowledge and gaming they are in it to monopolize the Oasis.

Plot:
Ernest Cline is able to take 80`s pop culture references and turn it into a futuristic alternate (or real) reality. The Oasis is the perfect place for everyone to run away from the horrible tasks of everyday life. They can be whoever they want to be and best of all they never have to leave their seats.
The hunt itself was what really did it for me. There was so much excitement and puzzles that I found myself wanting to search and watch the games a movies referenced.

Extras:
21.0%

"Loving the concept so much and why did I not pick this book up when it first came out. Amazing Concept with so many references that I understand"
41.0%

"I really like Art3mis and Aech's characters. The Sixers are completely ruthless, why anyone would work for them is beyond me."



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Ashley


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