I give this book 4/5 stars. It’s not that I didn’t like the book because I did really enjoy it. The middle of the book was very uneventful to me, but the beginning and the end were filled with so much action. Ready Player One is an Adult Science-Fiction novel set in the year 2044.
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 this was a great book, but it wasn’t good enough for me to give it a 5/5 stars. I read this book because of the movie that is coming out in 2018 and all the hype from BookTube. The most enjoyable part of the book were the 80s references. The way Wade referenced Back To The Future, Family Ties, WarGames, and John Hughes movies was what got me through the uneventful parts of the story. I did not like Art3mis at all because I found her character very demeaning to Wade. I did love the friendship between Aech and Wade because it was relatable.
If you love pop culture and the 1980s then you will enjoy this book! Also, if you play and like classic video games then you will absolutely love this book. This is my first time reviewing an adult novel, but I really do want to read more. If you have any suggestions please leave them in the comments below.