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Ready Player One

By Ernest Cline, A nostalgic romp but only for geeky white dudes

The Spielberg trailer for the upcoming Ready Player One movie was recently released, so I knew I needed to finally read this book that had been quietly collecting dust on my shelf for the last few years. If Willy Wonka loved the 80s and video games instead of candy, the result would be this book. …

              

Sweet Valley Confidential

By Francine Pascal, A Dip Back Into Sugary Waters

Sweet Valley Confidential is a hot mess of a book that is bookended by an awkward beginning and a nauseating ending. It almost becomes a not entirely terrible book, but tragically-slash-comically crashes and burns in a sugary, taffeta-and-chiffon-covered mess in the last 30 pages or so. Between watching the show and reading the 500+ Sweet …