9780307887443READY PLAYER ONE: A Novel

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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 the world’s digital confines—puzzles that are based on their creator’s obsession with ’80 pop culture and that promise massive power and fortune to whoever can unlock them. But when Wade stumbles upon the first clue, he finds himself beset by players willing to kill to take the ultimate prize.

“An exuberantly realized, exciting, and sweet-natured cyber-quest. Cline’s imaginative and rollicking coming-of-age geek saga has a smash-hit vibe.” —Booklist (starred review)

Ready Player One is more than a paperback adventure story; it unites the past and present under an overarching concern about technology’s place in our future.” —Jeanne Horrigan, Director of New Students Orientation, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Selected for Common Reading at:
Bethel College
Illinois College
Kansas State University
Molloy College
Nassau Community College
North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics
Northern State University
Sam Houston State University
University of Houston-Victoria
University of Massachusetts at Amherst
University of North Carolina Wilmington
University of Northern Iowa
Washington State University
Young Harris College