Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

Apr 28, 2013

Ready Player One takes place in the  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 go to school, earn money, and even meet other people (though only through 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. Full of action, puzzles, nerdy romance, Ready Player One will bring out the hidden geek in you.  Alex award winner.

Written by Library Staff