Book Review: Ready Player One by Ernest Cline


Ready Player One by Ernest ClineDone reading READY PLAYER ONE. This sci-fi YA is recommended by one of my two favorite booktubers – Daniel Greene.

Author’s Writing Style: ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣ Surprisingly, it is better than I expected. It is excellently written in first-person POV in past tenses. On the get-go, the written words give me a reason to love and appreciate its potboiling plot even I am not a geek. I laugh while reading it and sometimes there are parts that bring tears to my eyes, believe me.

Character/s Development: ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣ I am glad this book is written in first-person perspective. This writing style dissects who Wade as the person inside and outside his virtual world, OASIS (Ontologically Anthropocentric Sensory Immersive Simulation). I get to understand Wade considers his non-virtual life as futile, unproductive and hateful. He grows up without his parents by his side; therefore, it is expected for him to see the world negatively.

Plot: ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣ The year is 2044 and the story centers on Wade Watts. He is an intelligent tech geek who spends his 90% day-to-day life inside the OASIS. Just imagine the video game The Sims, then merged it into a Facebook setting. There you have it, you have the OASIS. Inside this virtual world, Wade can go to school or work without leaving his house. Aech is his online best friend while Artemis is his apple of the eye. The story begins to stir as Wade tops the toughest and roughest game inside the OASIS.

My overall score: ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣

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