So, I should love this book too, right?
Surprisingly, not so much.
Maybe the ‘what if all thing things you loved as a child were real’ and/or ‘all the time you spent watching movies, TV and playing video games will someday make you a hero’ trope is only a trick that works once.
I didn't hate it. I guess I was hoping for MORE. Maybe I was too much the audience for this book. Maybe someone who doesn't know all of the references will find more mystery in it. Either way, it’s a quick read, and a good end-of-summer beach book for the nerd inclined.
It’s just another day of high school for Zack Lightman. He's daydreaming through another boring math class, with just one more month to go until graduation and freedom—if he can make it that long without getting suspended again.
Then he glances out his classroom window and spots the flying saucer.
At first, Zack thinks he’s going crazy.
A minute later, he’s sure of it. Because the UFO he’s staring at is straight out of the videogame he plays every night, a hugely popular online flight simulator called Armada--in which gamers just happen to be protecting the earth from alien invaders.
But what Zack’s seeing is all too real. And his skills—as well as those of millions of gamers across the world—are going to be needed to save the earth from what’s about to befall it.
“Klaatu barada nikto,” y’all - and happy reading.