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Grades 4 - 8Grades 4 - 8Y5.677584
Back to the Future meets The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time in this original, poignant, race-against-time story about a boy who travels back to 1984 to save his father’s life.

My dad died twice. Once when he was thirty-nine and again four years later, when he was twelve. On his twelfth birthday, Al Chaudhury receives a letter from his dead father. It directs him to the bunker of their old house, where Al finds a time machine (an ancient computer and a tin bucket). The letter also outlines a mission: travel back to 1984 and prevent the go-kart accident that will eventually take his father’s life. But as Al soon discovers, whizzing back thirty years requires not only imagination and courage, but also lying to your mom, stealing a moped, and setting your school on fire—oh, and keeping your pet hamster safe. With a literary edge and tons of commerical appeal, this incredible debut has it all: heart, humor, vividly imagined characters, and a pitch-perfect voice.

Hardcover, 432 pages
Published on October 4, 2016 by Schwartz & Wade
ISBN-10: 0399551492
ISBN-13: 9780399551499
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  • Sodik GbadamassMonday, October 10, 2016 at 4:41 pm
    I want to check out everytime I see a vote question it gives me a book I want to read then if I like it I hold at my library and learn more about it. later I will tell if i like it.
    • spagettiFriday, October 7, 2016 at 7:15 am
      I love hamsters!!!
      • ?????Friday, October 7, 2016 at 6:57 am
        I love time travel!!!
        • spagetti
          spagettiTuesday, August 9, 2016 at 11:58 am
          I love hamsters!!!