A book review of The Impossible Fortress by Jason Rekulak. Post may contain affiliate links.
The Impossible Fortress is a coming of age story set in the 1980’s. Everything I loved about the 80’s and more all rolled up into a sweet novel.
The story takes place in 1987. The most notable thing about 1987 to the teenage boys in the story is that Vanna White is on the cover of Playboy. They desperately want to get a copy. They can see it behind the shelf at the local office supply store, so close and yet so far.
They set about to come up with a plan to get the magazine. It involves the main character, Billy Martin, becoming friends with the store keepers daughter, Mary Zelinsky. That’s easy to do, since they are both hugely into gaming. As his friendship with Mary deepens, he is torn between loyalty to his friends and his new respect for Mary.
A sweet, funny coming of age story. It has it all..love, friendship, comedy, all wrapped up with lots of 80’s culture.
I received an ARC of the book.