Backtracked by Pedro de Alcantara

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Tommy Latrella is haunted by the ghost of his “perfect” older brother, who died on 9/11. Unable to live up to Jimmy’s memory, Tommy spends countless hours riding the subway and “tagging” the stations with graffiti. But when Tommy plays a dangerous prank in the Times Square station, the subway turns on him, and Tommy is hurtled back in time.

As Tommy travels, he experiences the hardships faced by the New Yorkers that preceded him, and gains perspective on his own comfortable life. But will he ever be able to get back to 2006? Tommy is desperate to mend his ways and get back home, but the trains may have other plans for him. . . .

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About Pedro de Alcantara

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Pedro de Alcantara is a Brazilian musician who lives in Paris and travels the world teaching the Alexander Technique, a method that improves habits of movement and thought in everyday activities. His first novel for young readers, Befiddled, is available from Yearling.From the Hardcover edition.
Published March 3, 2009 by Delacorte Books for Young Readers. 272 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy. Fiction

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Hoping to escape the shadow of his older brother, a dead 9/11 hero, 15-year-old Tommy Latrella runs away from his Brooklyn home.

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