We’re getting ready to welcome back our Teen Book Club, and first up for the Nerd Herd will be Ernest Cline’s READY PLAYER ONE. With the popularity of Pokemon Go right now, we’re sure this book will be a big hit with our readers.
Here is the premise on Goodreads:
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 this world’s digital confines, puzzles that are based on their creator’s obsession with the pop culture of decades past and that promise massive power and fortune to whoever can unlock them. When Wade stumbles upon the first clue, he finds himself beset by players willing to kill to take this ultimate prize. The race is on, and if Wade’s going to survive, he’ll have to win—and confront the real world he’s always been so desperate to escape.
I loved this book! The concept is fresh, the voice is exciting and really well done, and I know both the boys and the girls will enjoy it. Have you read it? I can’t wait now until September!
(On a side note, if you have teenagers aged 12 + who would like to join our Nerd Herd Book Club, we’ll be putting out the new book list in mid- August, so drop by the library to find out more! We meet the last Wednesday of each month from 4-5:30pm, starting September 28th!)