I think it is important that every individual has some sort of place or thing that they can escape to when the going gets tough or you simply need a few minutes to just pull yourself out of the stresses of life. On page 18, Cline discusses the character in the stories own escape, when he says, “Luckily, I had access to the OASIS, which was like having an escape hatch into a better reality. The OASIS kept me sane. It was my playground and my preschool, a magical place where anything was possible.” When I read this initially, I was like “Wow, that is so what most children visualize as Disneyland!” When children go to a place like Disney, they find it to be magical and a place where dreams come true. In essence, reality completely escapes them. In this story, the OASIS is his own form of an escape. For me personally, my music or a good book is what tends to keep me sane. I could listen to the Backstreet Boys albums over and over and completely get immersed in them, forgetting about everything else going on in my life, or I could read a really good book and be able to do the same. For some, however, video games provide that same relief, although since I am not into playing video games, per say, I found alternative options.