October 23, 2017 by TinyNavajo
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
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This was such an excellent book! Thank you school for making me read books I’ve been wanting to read for a long time!
Anyway, Ready Player One is about a teen who not only discovers the first clue to a major hunt that would change the world of immersion playing but his world as well. Wade Watts, known as Parzival in the OASIS, is a low-level player in a world where being high level lets you do what you want and need to do. All that changes when he figures out the location to the first key that will lead to the first gate of Halliday’s Hunt. Halliday’s Hunt is the biggest thing to hit the OASIS since the OASIS itself. Those that solve the three riddles and beat all three gates will inherit all of Halliday’s fortune.
For five years, nothing moved forward and everyone finally stopped really talking about it, until Wade figures out that the first area in on the one planet he’s allowed to be on. As soon as he figures it out, he is placed on the scoreboard that had no names on it before. Once again, Halliday’s Hunt is all that everyone can talk about, now that there is some progress actually being made towards the prize. At first, being a celebrity is all that Wade kind of dreamed it being until a large corporation turns their eye on him in order to get the information needed to move forward in the Hunt as well. When he refuses, Wade’s world goes up in flames. He retreats to fully to the OASIS, and there he finds love and adventure and everything he believes he’s wanted.
Things start to fall apart though when the corporation starts to hunt Wade inside the virtual world as well. They fall apart so much that Wade loses all that he thought he needed in a matter of days. As Wade struggles to refocus on the Hunt, he realizes that there’s so much in the world that could go wrong. And it all depends on who wins the hunt. Will Wade be able to focus on the hunt again and retrieve the prize? Or will the virtual world as he and everyone else knows it, come to an end?
Such an excellent book! I loved this so much, it was a game that I could get into. I just want have OASIS be a real thing, and we’re getting closer and closer to this reality each day, but to have it an actuality would be amazing!
What’s been your favorite new world to explore in books? Would you like to live there, or just visit? Comment below and let me know!