Ready Player One is by Ernest Cline. Wade Watts is a teenager living in Oklahoma in 2044. His, and everyone else's, favorite pastime is spending time in a virtual world called the OASIS. This world was created by billionaire genius James Halliday. Five years before the story begins Halliday dies and leaves his entire fortune to whoever can find three keys that unlock three gates. No one has yet found the first key, no one is even close; then Wade discovers a clue that might allow him to do the unimaginable - win Halliday's contest. A fantastic science fiction/dystopian thriller with a liberal dose of 80s pop culture thrown in.
Ratings: 10th grade - 10 out of 10 - P (profanity) - AC (some mature thematic content) - V (violence).