Saturday, June 1, 2019

The Impossible Fortress by Jason Rekulak

The Impossible Fortress  by Jason Rekulak is one of my favorite reads this year so far! It was released in February 2017 but I didn't discover it until May 2019. I was on my Book of the Month Club account and stumbled upon this beautiful "love letter to the 1980s."

Its a coming of age story about a teenage boy who is trying to balance changing friendships, girls, and his love of computer coding.  It is set in the 1980's and full of references that will delight any 80's lover (like myself).   This was a quick read and kept my attention throughout the entire novel.

One of the best parts of the novel isn't actually in the novel itself. In the story, the protagonist is working on coding  game for a gaming contest. The author has included a copy of the finished game on his website at  With the notes in the back of the book not only are you invited to play the game but encouraged to beat his high score of 11,358. I have yet to do this but will continue to try!

Overall, if you are looking for a quick, fun read that will take you back to you 1980's childhood, this book is for you.

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