As a reader, I prefer genres of sci-fi and fantasy. My favorites have to be the more popular selections, such as the Harry Potter, Hunger Games, and Percy Jackson series. But as I get older, I am beginning to grow out of my phase of just reading magical, easy-to-swallow books, and I desire something a little grittier. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline captivated me for this reason. The sci-fi genre kept me as mystified as any of the books I had listed before had, but this book in particular quenched my thirst for a story presenting more controversial and mature topics. Topics in this novel include the thought (and warning) of what will happen to the future of our Earth if we treat it as badly as we are now. Poverty, pollution, famine, and more are presented in the world where the characters reside in the year 2044. It really makes you think. I have enjoyed reading Ready Player One so far and hope that by the end I am as satisfied as I am now.