I had high hopes for this book - and it was a fun read, parts of it were awesome, other parts were a little too YA for my taste. This is not meant to be a YA book, so why part of the storyline is quite YA I'm not sure, perhaps a lack or faith in writing skill and emotional depth. If you grew up in the 80's and were a bit of a geek, you will certainly enjoy this book at a minimum for it's nostalgia, if you grew up in the 80's and are still a bit of a geek you will enjoy the nostalgia and the modern gaming geekiness. If you were born in the 80's then not only do I feel sorry for you, but unless for some reason you are a die-hard 80's music, movies and games aficionado, most of the references (and the main point of the storyline) will go over your head. So basically, if you are currently between 34-45 and are a geek you'll probably enjoy this but it won't change your life.