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Publisher's Summary

With the boys' new fort finally finished, everything that summer was going great. And then the killer showed up.
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.
©2013 Aric Davis (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
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2 out of 5 stars
By Eclectic Reader on 08-02-13

Dumb, dumber

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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3 out of 5 stars
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?

Not sure

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.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Carla on 03-21-16

Easy to listen

I enjoyed listening to the book. The reading was easy to follow and kept moving along. The characters were interesting and fun.

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