If you love pop culture (especially 1980s pop culture) or video games, Ready Player One will be right up your alley. RPO takes place in the not so distant future and where the internet has evolved into a virtual reality system called OASIS. You go to school, work, meet new people all by plugging into the system. The book follows the story of Wade Watts, a poor kid using OASIS to fill his time with 1980s pop culture, video games and most importantly, hunting for three keys left inside OASIS by its creator, James Halliday. Millions of people around the world dream of finding the keys because the first person to do so will inherit Halliday's vast fortune. The book is a super fun read, especially for anyone who loves the 1980s. You'll be glued to the page trying to figure out all the clues along with Wade. I read it on vacation and could not put it down! It is slightly predictable at some points, but for the most part it is imaginative, exciting and just an all around fun book to read. Check it out when you can, you won't be disappointed!
Immersing himself in a mid-21st-century technological virtual utopia to escape an ugly real world of famine, poverty and disease, Wade Watts joins an increasingly violent effort to solve a series of puzzles by the virtual world's super-wealthy creator, who has promised that the winner will be his heir. (This book was previously listed in Forecast.)