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During the summer of 1987, from their tree house fort in the woods, neighborhood boys Tim, Scott, and Luke spot a man holding a gun to missing 16-year-old Molly Peterson's back. The problem is, nobody believes their story, not even the police. As search efforts to find Molly dwindle, the boys know that she, and the man with the gun, are nearby - and that they must now find and save Molly themselves. A growing sense of honor and urgency forces the boys to take action - to find Molly, to protect themselves, and to stand guard for the last long days of summer.
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By Eclectic Reader on 08-02-13
Dumb cop doesn't even try to check out the story of the boy witnesses.
Dumb psychologist who is not so sure the boys are lying, but has no drive to encourage dumb cop to try to check out the story of the boy witnesses.
Dumb parents who can't figure out their boys are telling the truth. Don't even try to check out the story.
Dumber police chief.
So much dumbness, the plot is really unbelievable.
Serial killer who is a shell-shocked Vietnam War vet. Real veterans should be angry at this book--another purveyor of traumatized Vietnam vet stereotype. Feels as if the author couldn't figure out how to motivate the villain through the entire book so latched on to the deranged veteran option mid-way.
Dumb boys who try to hunt down a serial killer.
Dumb siblings who are either delinquents or selfish, self-centered teens.
I got sucked in by the hype of the publisher's description and the few complimentary reviews by buyers. I was really looking forward to reading a story of friendship and lost innocence. Instead I got this thing . . .
One of the most disappointing purchases I've made. i am SO glad that I bought this book as a special purchase. Cheap. But it is so bad, I don't feel much comfort about the low price.
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By Sherri M on 09-24-15
Good but nothing spectacular
Is there anything you would change about this book?
Nothing about this book grabbed me and pulled me in. It was a nice easy read/listen there was nothing wrong with it, but there was nothing outstanding about it either.
How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?
Deeper character developement
What do you think the narrator could have done better?
Do you think The Fort needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?
No, it just did not grab me enough to read a second book.