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The impossible fortress : a novel, Jason Rekulak

Label
The impossible fortress : a novel
Title
The impossible fortress
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Jason Rekulak
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Billy Marvin's first love was a computer. Then he met Mary Zelinsky. Do you remember your first love? The Impossible Fortress begins with a magazine...The year is 1987 and Playboy has just published scandalous photographs of Vanna White, from the popular TV game show Wheel of Fortune . For three teenage boys--Billy, Alf, and Clark--who are desperately uneducated in the ways of women, the magazine is somewhat of a Holy Grail: priceless beyond measure and impossible to attain. So, they hatch a plan to steal it. The heist will be fraught with peril: a locked building, intrepid police officers, rusty fire escapes, leaps across rooftops, electronic alarm systems, and a hyperactive Shih Tzu named Arnold Schwarzenegger. Failed attempt after failed attempt leads them to a genius master plan--they'll swipe the security code to Zelinsky's convenience store by seducing the owner's daughter, Mary Zelinsky. It becomes Billy's mission to befriend her and get the information by any means necessary. But Mary isn't your average teenage girl. She's a computer loving, expert coder, already strides ahead of Billy in ability, with a wry sense of humor and a hidden, big heart. But what starts as a game to win Mary's affection leaves Billy with a gut-wrenching choice: deceive the girl who may well be his first love or break a promise to his best friends. At its heart, The Impossible Fortress is a tender exploration of young love, true friends, and the confusing realities of male adolescence--with a dash of old school computer programming
Summary
A 14-year-old boy pretends to seduce a girl to steal a copy of Playboy before discovering that she is his computer-loving soul mate against a backdrop of late-1980s teen pop-culture trends
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • Loan Stars Favourites, 2017
  • School Library Journal Best Books: Best Adult Books 4 Teens, 2017
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10550789
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
The impossible fortress : a novel, Jason Rekulak
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
951563304
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
285 pages
Isbn
9781501144424
Lccn
2016014482
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)951563304
Label
The impossible fortress : a novel, Jason Rekulak
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
951563304
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
285 pages
Isbn
9781501144424
Lccn
2016014482
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)951563304

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