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  • Location: New Jersey,

The Impossible Fortress

The Impossible Fortress

Why a Booktrail?

1987: Remember the 80s?

  • ISBN: 978-0571330621
  • Genre: Fiction

What you need to know before your trail

It’s 1987. Billy Marvin, the tallest boy in ninth grade, has just witnessed history.

Wheel of Fortune presenter Vanna White is on the cover of Playboy.

Billy and his friends, Alf and Clark, know that if they can get hold of the magazine, their world will change. For ever.

But as Billy says, ‘No shopkeeper in America was going to sell Playboy to a fourteen-year-old boy.’

As they set out on their mission to find the most wanted images in America, they’re blissfully unaware of the dangers, dramas and garbage dumpsters that lie ahead. And of how a girl called Mary might just change one of their lives. For ever.

Travel Guide

Wetbridge New Jersey

The trouble with this booktrail is that Wetbridge is fictional although there is a very similar sounding Woodbridge just over the waters from Staten Island where Wetbridge is said to be. Another fact is that this book is set firmly in the 1980s so much of what you read about would no longer be there anyway. BUT the good thing is that for those readers who grew up in the 1980s – whether in America or somewhere else, there will be many flashbacks to the past as you read…

This is a booktrail back to the 1980s in every sense of the word –  Video City (Blockbuster video) Pop tarts, Commodore 64 and those bitty games you could play on them. For anyone who is a Pacman graduate, then head over to the author’s website where he has a 1980s style game to take you back into the world of this nostalgic novel even more. Code at the start of each chapter is a building brick to that game!

And remember that “the past is a different country, they do things differently there”

Booktrail Boarding Pass: The Impossible Fortress

Author/Guide: Jason Rekulak  Destination:  New Jersey  Departure Time: 1980s

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