Ready Player One: Exciting with lots of 80s nostalgia
Ready Player One is a action novel by the author Ernest Cline about a competition to take over a video game universe by finding Easter eggs left by the deceased creator of the game, James Halliday. Parents and Kids beware, this book can be dark and scary for younger kids from the age 11 and under. Violence is present like detonating buildings, video game violence, car crashes, guns and futuristic weapons. A scene in the book is recreated form a scene of The Shinning, a horror novel by Stephen King. Characters use death threats, send messages through the video game, and has LOTS of cursing present, including multiple f-bombs, sh*thead, c*ck, b*tch, and damn. Wade Watts (Parzival) has a relationship with a online character and has been “cyber stalking” her. Wade has relationships with strangers all around the world, not knowing their names, genders, and if they are safe in the competition. This book is PACKED full of 80s nostalgia like Atari, Nintendo, E.T, Kong, The Goonies, The Shinning ( like I said before), Delorean and many more pop culture references. Overall, Ready Player One is a great sci-fi novel for older teens only.
This title contains:
Violence & scariness