This month’s FYA Book Club selection is Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. Check out the discussion questions below! (Slight spoilers ahead.)

P.S. If you’ve already read the book, feel free to add any other discussion questions of your own in the comments!


1. Confession time – who has played an MMORPG?

2. What was your favorite video game as a child?

3. Were you a child of the ’80s? If not, were the references in this book confusing to you?


1. Would you consider Ready Player One to be a dystopian novel? Science Fiction? Why or why not?

2. James Halliday – genius or mad man?

3. Did you find the constant pop culture references to be an enhancement or a burden to the story?

4. Were you surprised by Aech’s reveal? How do you think a mostly virtual world would affect the inherent biases and prejudices between different races, gender and sexual orientation?


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