Read Post-High School Reality Quest Online Free - Buffy is playing a game. However, the game is her life, and there are no instructions or cheat codes on how to win.
After graduating high school, a voice called “the text parser” emerges in Buffy’s head, narrating her life as a classic text adventure game. Buffy figures this is just a manifestation of her shy, awkward, nerdy nature—until the voice doesn’t go away, and instead begins to dominate her thoughts, telling her how to life her life. Though Buffy tries to beat the game, crash it, and even restart it, it becomes clear that this game is not something she can simply “shut off” or beat without the text parser’s help.
While the text parser tries to give Buffy advice on how “to win the game,” Buffy decides to pursue her own game-plan: start over, make new friends, and win her long-time crush Tristan’s heart. But even when Buffy gets the guy of her dreams, the game doesn’t stop. In fact, it gets worse than she could’ve ever imagined: her crumbling group of friends fall apart, her roommate turns against her, and Buffy finds herself trying to survive in a game built off her greatest nightmares.
|Title||:||Post-High School Reality Quest|
|Number of Pages||:||320 pages|
December 28, 2016
You pick up this book.
> Read book.
You start reading the book. It's about a girl who, upon high school graduation, starts having her life dictated by a text parser, making life into a text adventure game. It's strange and disorienting and so incredibly cool. The girl can't seem to figure out l...
October 17, 2016
This may be one of the most wildly original YA entries for 2017 - the only book I can think to compare it to (for sheer originality, outrageous & clever humor, and sly irreverence) is THE HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY (it's that good - it's worthy of the comparison). Our MC, Buffy, finds h...
March 27, 2017
Right from page one, POST-HIGH SCHOOL REALITY QUEST grabbed me, and I just couldn't put it down. Inside these pages is a complicated and haunting story of love and loss, written in a unique and compelling style that pulls us right into Buffy's world--and makes sure we can't get out. Meg Eden hand...
April 25, 2017
Wow. The entire time I read this book I kept saying to myself "I've seriously never read anything like this before." I dare you to make a comparison. Post-High School Reality Quest turns Buffy's life into a game where every situation give her a chance to respawn and change her fate. Laced within...
June 05, 2017
A unique take on the transition that happens after high school. Gamers who love quest games (and even those who are not!) will appreciate classic elements written into a book that explores the journey from teen to adulthood and all of the complications that follow.
Fans of At the Edge of the Univ...
June 29, 2017
What a unique, wild ride of a book! Buffy’s story of trying to find her way after graduation lends itself perfectly to the format of a text adventure game. Buffy must navigate a barrage of choices about who she is and who she wants be, examine and reexamine relationships with friends and family,...
May 31, 2017
As soon as I heard the pitch for this book I knew I needed to read it. As a life-long gamer with my fair share of text-adventure deaths, I appreciated all the old school video game references, and the back and forth sniping between Buffy and the game was hilarious.
But aside from the fun and tota...
June 18, 2017
Post-High School Reality Quest has one of the most unique storytelling structures that I've experienced in a novel. The way the story is written is a throwback to text adventure games, which was fun and original.
Despite the video game elements and entertaining writing style, this book has a lot o...
January 28, 2018
I've never read a book like this before! I was immediately pulled into the story by the unique POV, a mix of first and second person that reads like you're in the middle of a video game. Meg Eden pulls this off in a perfect way so that it doesn't feel gimmicky and there's still so much character...
June 04, 2017
Far and away the most boldly original YA novel I've ever read. Jaw-dropping, shocking and unmissable. More coherent review to come -- in the meantime, do yourself a favor and preorder this rare gem, available June 13.