This book hooked me in from the beginning and kept my attention throughout. I loved cheering for Wade as he was on his quest to find Halliday's Egg. I don't think that I was the target audience for this book though. I am not a huge fan of video games, and I am not extremely knowledgeable of 1980's pop culture. This book was filled with video games and 80's references. While I did enjoy the book, most of the references to video games and the 1980's just flew right over my head. It didn't really bother me that much because the book was still interesting. I wasn't a fan of the "relationship" between Wade and Art3mis. It felt distracting to me and really awkward. I really enjoyed the ending and loved that Wade ended up alone at the third gate.I would recommend this book to people who love video games and to people who grew up in the 1980's. For teens of the 80's this will be a great trip down memory lane.