Posted: Friday, May 18, 2012, 8:42 am
A little romance, a little dystopia, a whole lot of action and adventure, this book was absolutely adorkable!
Wow. If you remember Zork, love John Hughes movies, have ever dabbled in D&D, watched Silver Spoons, hung out in an arcade in the 80s, have an unnatural love of Star Wars, Star Trek or Firefly or know who Geddy Lee is, well, you need to put down whatever you are reading and read this!
The year is 2044, and Wade's life is awful. He's a senior in high school who's overweight and lives with his uncanny aunt in a trailer park. Like most people, he uses the OASIS, a virtual reality universe, to escape his unpleasant reality. When the creator of OASIS, James Halliday, dies, he leaves his fortune and the OASIS empire to whoever finds an "easter egg" that he's hidden inside the OASIS. The catch? Halliday is obsessed with all things 80s pop culture, so society becomes obsessed with it as well.