9th Week Thursday, June 2 at 12:30 p.m.
Spring Term's book is Ready Player One by Ernest Cline.
Bring your lunch and join us in the library for an engaging conversation about the book and author. Have you already read the book? Join us anyway;
we'd love to hear your thoughts.
Genre: Science Fiction/Adventure
"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. But 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.
“Enchanting...Willy Wonka meets The Matrix” –USA Today
“The energetic, deeply felt narrative makes it almost impossible to stop turning the pages…It's more fun than a day at the arcade—you'll wish you could make it go on and on just by inserting more quarters.” –NPR.org
“A smart, funny thriller that both celebrates and critiques online culture…layered with inside jokes and sly references.” –San Francisco Chronicle
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