Billy is just your average kid with an affinity for not just playing, but also creating video games in 1987.During the perfect storm of his friends wanting to steal a Playboy from the local convenience store and his mom taking away his power box for his computer, Billy becomes friends with the convenience store owners daughter, Mary. Mary knows a lot about computer games and coding and decides to help Billy with his game. Before long, Billy discovers that Mary is his dream girl, but he also wants to help his friends steal the Playboys. Decisions, decisions. I loved this book. Its so much fun and hilarious. Once I picked it up, I couldnt put it down. If you enjoyed Ready Player Ones narration style and throwbacks to the 1980s, youll enjoy The Impossible Fortress original story and themes.
A fourteen-year-old boy pretends to seduce a girl to steal a copy of "Playboy" before discovering that she is his computer-loving soul mate, in a humorous coming-of-age story set against a backdrop of late-1980s teen pop-culture trends.