2. 'The Impossible Fortress,' by Jason Rekulak
Quirk Books publisher Rekulak's novel depicts the life of teenager Billy Marvin, who lives in 1980s New Jersey and becomes acquainted with Mary, the daughter of a stationary shop owner. Billy and Mary decide to work on a video game for a contest. "This is a fun book...," Schluep says. "It'll take you back in time, it's funny, it's heartwarming."