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The Resource Ready player one, Ernest Cline

Ready player one, Ernest Cline

Label
Ready player one
Title
Ready player one
Statement of responsibility
Ernest Cline
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "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
  • It's the year 2044, and the real world is an ugly place. Like most of humanity, Wade Watts escapes his grim surroundings by spending his waking hours jacked into the OASIS, a sprawling virtual utopia that lets you be anything you want to be, a place where you can live and play and fall in love on any of ten thousand planets. And like most of humanity, Wade dreams of being the one to discover the ultimate lottery ticket that lies concealed within this virtual world. For somewhere inside this giant networked playground, OASIS creator James Halliday has hidden a series of fiendish puzzles that will yield massive fortune -- and remarkable power -- to whoever can unlock them
  • For years, millions have struggled fruitlessly to attain this prize, knowing only that Halliday's riddles are based in the pop culture he loved -- that of the late twentieth century. And for years, millions have found in this quest another means of escape, retreating into happy, obsessive study of Halliday's icons. Like many of his contemporaries, Wade is as comfortable debating the finer points of John Hughes's oeuvre, playing Pac-Man, or reciting Devo lyrics as he is scrounging power to run his OASIS rig. And then Wade stumbles upon the first puzzle. Suddenly the whole world is watching, and thousands of competitors join the hunt -- among them certain powerful players who are willing to commit very real murder to beat Wade to this prize. Now the only way for Wade to survive and preserve everything he knows is to win. But to do so, he may have to leave behind his oh-so-perfect virtual existence and face up to life -- and love -- in the real world he's always been so desperate to escape. A world at stake. A quest for the ultimate prize. Are you ready?
Summary
Immersing himself in a mid-twenty-first-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 creator
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • Alex Award, 2012.
  • Booklist Editors' Choice: Adult Books for Young Adults, 2011.
  • Nutmeg Children's Book Award, High School category, 2016.
  • School Library Journal Best Books: Best Adult Books 4 Teens, 2011.
  • Great American Read, 2018.
Awards note
ALA/YALSA Alex Award, 2012
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
392141
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Interest level
UG
LC call number
PS3603.L548
LC item number
R43 2011
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
990
Literary form
fiction
Reading level
6.7
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Study program name
Accelerated Reader/Renaissance Learning
Target audience
adult
Label
Ready player one, Ernest Cline
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn687652381
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
374 pages
Isbn
9781524763282
Lccn
2011015247
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780307887436
System control number
(OCoLC)687652381
Label
Ready player one, Ernest Cline
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn687652381
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
374 pages
Isbn
9781524763282
Lccn
2011015247
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780307887436
System control number
(OCoLC)687652381

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