In the spirit of The Goonies and Stand By Me comes an exciting new tale about adventure, friendship and risking it all for the Atari 2600.
It’s the autumn of 1977. Twelve-year-old Andy Astoria’s life is about to change forever. His aunt dies, leaving behind a farmhouse full of treasures. And the Atari 2600 is about to be unleashed on throngs of adoring fans at Middlebrook Junior High.
On a perfect Halloween day, Andy convinces his best friends, Carl and Teddy, to skip trick-or-treating. Their mission? Search his aunt’s farmhouse for cash so they can purchase their generation’s Holy Grail. Two tiny problems. They’ll have to navigate the winding hills of northern New Jersey to get there. And manage to outrun Andy’s pack of crazy, greed-fueled relatives hot on their trail.
Will they make it to the farmhouse in one piece? Will Andy discover something more important than the treasure? When in doubt, leave the candy…and go for the LOOT!
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About the Author:
Chris graduated from Rutgers University and studied the art of storytelling at Gotham Writers Workshop in New York City. Chris' short stories have appeared in various BLOGS and writers' forums on holiday and eighties nostalgia. His story, "Christmas Service", was featured on the Holiday Tales website in December of 2013. Chris wrote the screenplay for a short film, "The Baseball Card", about three twelve-year old boys who fight over a Don Mattingly baseball card during the summer of 1984. "The Baseball Card" was an official selection of the Garden State Film Festival, Hoboken International Film Festival, and Maryland International Film Festival in 2014. He is currently a contributing writer for Pennant Collective (Atlantic Highlands, NJ).
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If you remember the Atari 2600 game system then this will bring you down memory lane, this is a quick read that is just perfect for the fall/Halloween time. It is about friendship, adventure and games! Andy, Teddy and Carl need to get their hands on the Atari 2600 system but can't get their parents to buy one. Andy has the perfect way to get a hold of some money to buy the Atari and all the games out if the boys can get to his Great Aunt's house, who just passed away and hated banks, so rumor has it she has money stashed all over the farmhouse. Only problem is they need to find the hidden loot before any of his cousins get their hands on it. The three boys head out on the bus to the old farmhouse and have quite the adventure to obtain some loot and miss out on all the candy loot from Halloween.
I look forward to reading more from Chris Keane as I fully believe this would have been a great full length novel. I give it a 4 out of 5 stars.
~*Disclaimer: This post was written by Genuine Jenn. I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are honest and my own.*~