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Author: Ernest Cline
Published: Broadway Books
Teenager Zack Lightman has spent his whole life living in a science fiction world through books, video games, and movies. His one true wish is that this world he has seen/heard about were more than just fiction and that he is destined for more than just a normal human existence. Zack's wish comes true in the form of a flying saucer that looks just like the one in the flight simulation game he plays called Armada. Suddenly Zack as well as other gamers are called upon to use their gaming skills to help them save the world from impending danger that is soon to fall upon it. Though Zack has dreamed of something like this happening to him he can't stop the the knowledge that he has acquired while playing Armada and there is something about this whole adventure that makes him feeling like he is living in a deja vu scenaria.
Thoughts: I jumped at the chance to own this book since I loved Ready Player One, and though I wasn't disappointed with this book I wasn't completely happy with it either. I thought the story was predictable and felt that if you have seen The Last Starfighter and read the book Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card then you have pretty much already read this book, but don't let that keep you from reading it because Ernest Cline has a talent for inventing clever and funny characters and his writing is equally awesome as well. I was just looking for another epic story like Ready Player One and unfortunately this book didn't measure up with his first novel.
Also if you buy the hardback version of this book make sure to look on the inside of the dust jacket for this beauty.