Backwards Compatible by Sarah Daltry and Pete Clark is a hilarious and (as you can guess from the cover) geeky read. Costumes, quotes and play by play gaming fill the pages of this love story. I didn't get most of them--just a few amazing Joss Weadon references, but I still found this a page turner. The characters were fascinating, especially Lanyon. And though the language was crude at best--it is how boys talk.
It began with a midnight release of a game. Two people grabbed for it, and only one could walk away holding the game. There was guilt, there was pleading, and there was hatred. But that didn't stop George and Katie from meeting again and again, in the real world and online. Add in a few best friends, gamer acquaintances and a challenge akin to Ready Player One (but on a much smaller scale) and you have the plot to this "geek romance".
This book is geared towards the 20-something college aged crowd, but older teens will enjoy the book as well.
*ARC provided by publisher through Net Galley in exchange for an honest review.