Ready Player OneBook - 2017
It's the year 2044, and the real world is an ugly place. Like most of humanity, Wade Watts escapes his grim surroundings by spending his waking hours jacked into the OASIS, a sprawling virtual utopia that lets you be anything you want to be; a place where you can live and play and fall in love on any of ten thousand planets. And like most of humanity, Wade dreams of being the one to discover the ultimate lottery ticket that lies concealed within this virtual world. For somewhere inside this giant networked playground, OASIS creator James Halliday has hidden a series of fiendish puzzles that will yield massive fortune--and remarkable power--to whomever can unlock them.
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From Library Staff
I loved how this book wove science fiction into a nostalgia of the 1980s to make a fun, suspenseful and sometimes dark story of a dystopian future. William/Readrunners
If you liked "Stranger Things" you might want to pick up this 80's homage book, available in other formats as well.
Mondo '80s references with resourceful misfits versus the baddies.
From the critics
AgeAdd Age Suitability
pickering_biblio thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 13 and 22
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
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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.
In 2044, reality is a grim place plagued by poverty, shortages and unemployment. Fortunately, people don't have to live in the real world anymore -- most entertainment, business and social interaction takes place in OASIS, a virtual world of amazing scope and detail. But now, OASIS will become the setting for an unprecedented battle royale. The creator of OASIS, upon his death, promised to give control of all his wealth, and his world, to the player who could complete a series of challenges based on his favorite movies and video games. For five years, nobody found anything...until Wade Watts, a 17-year-old, level-three nobody stumbles upon the first clue. Suddenly he's a celebrity with a shot at everything he's ever wanted -- but his opponents will stop at nothing, including murder, to see that he doesn't win.
Coarse Language: Corse language infrequent but makes this book unsuitable for under 13 years.