Daily Archives: June 1, 2012

Book Shorts: Ready Player One

 Title: Ready Player One

 Author: Ernest Cline

 Summary: The world has become 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 online people. Wade – and millions of other destitute people – dreams of finding three keys left behind by James Halliday, the late creator of OASIS and the richest man ever.  Rumored to be hidden inside OASIS, whoever finds the keys will inherit Halliday’s fortune. But Halliday has not made it easy. And there are real dangers in this virtual world….

I started reading it because… The cover was awesome!

I kept reading because… the plot is so interesting–virtual reality allowing escape from the smoggy mess of real reality. The idea that anyone can go to an excellent school despite their economic status and make themselves look any way they want. Travel to different gaming worlds…

Main character(s): If they were in a yearbook, they would be voted Most Likely To: find an easter egg.

Six Word Recap: Boy finds salvation, video games rule!

This book reminded me of Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galexy because it was so full of futuristic ideas that were a little off the wall.

Websites of interest:
The official book trailer For The Win!