This book was highly recommended to me by two of my friends. I really, really wanted to like it, but I just couldn't. The 80's pop-culture references were lost on me for the most part, and there are a TON of them. I'm not really sure who this book is aimed at, because it seems to be written for young adults, yet most young adults will be as lost in the 80's references as I was. I seriously feel as if a solid 1/3 of the book is just describing the plot of vaious 80's movies or the gameplay of 80's arcade games. Also I thought the characters were one-dimensional, the plot was predictable, and the writing was downright cheesy at times.
I would have loved to see some other points of view besides Wade's. I did not like the entire book being in the first person.
Not the greatest
Like I said, two of my friends really loved this book, so maybe I'm just a hater. I really don't see what they saw in it though. And while I do love Wil Wheaton (TableTop woohoo!), he is no voice actor.
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