Ready Player One, by Ernest Cline, Random Books, 2011.
Are thorough editors a thing of the past?
The story for this book was great. The pacing was mostly pretty good. The character development was good. But, because close editing obviously did not happen, there are some pretty big plot holes and other annoyances.
For example, early in the book Wade says he can't miss anymore school days or he will be expelled from the OASIS school and have to return to a bricks-and-mortar school. So what happens? His misses a day of school to go on his quest. Then he pretty much blows off the last two weeks, including final week, of his senior year. Is he expelled? Nope. He still receives his diploma by email.
There are other oversights, but they are more integral to the plot, so I won't go into them.