I really enjoyed this book, even if the premise was absurd.  I like the world building that was done, and how immersive it makes the experience of being in the oasis.  It doesn’t feel like a story about a boy who is living in a trailer park, it feels like the story of a hero on a quest.  I think that really does justice to the way the people who live their lives for the oasis would feel.  I also think that the corporations in the book are scary, and the only think holding back real world corporations form being like that is some vague person ethics.  It is a book I could read several times.