Peter Lerangis, the New York Times bestselling author whose more than 160 books have sold over 5.5 million copies, returns with THROWBACK, the first book in an electrifying action-adventure trilogy about a boy who discovers that he alone may be able to alter the course of history
(The Throwback Trilogy #1)
by Peter Lerangis
Harper Teen, Fall 2019
Think of me. And time will fly.
Those are the words that 13-year-old Corey Fletcher’s beloved grandfather, his Papou, left on his bedside before he disappeared a year ago.
Corey misses him desperately and refuses to give up hope that he’ll see his grandfather again. But as time passes it seems less and less likely, until the day Corey happens upon a vintage picture of the very block where he lives from 1862, and suddenly Corey finds himself transported back to that very place in time. The very place in time where Papou had been trapped. Without meaning to, Corey saves a life, changing the past in a way no time traveler ever has been able to before. When they return to the present, Papou explains that Corey may be the first known “throwback.” Plenty of people can time travel, but until now, no one had ever been able to alter the past. Suddenly, everyone is looking for Corey—to kidnap him, to use his powers for their gain— even to kill him. Papou warns Corey that, tempting as it may seem, using his powers is incredibly dangerous. But to Corey, the chance to right certain wrongs is too tempting, and so he goes back to the day his grandmother died, determined to save her. But when things go awry, Corey winds up all the way back in New York City in 1917. Lost and alone, Corey has to use his wits to find a way to make it back to the present alive without changing the past and, perhaps, forever altering his future.
Peter Lerangis is the author of more than 160 books, which have sold more than 5.5 million copies. These include the New York Times bestselling SEVEN WONDERS series, THE COLOSSUS RISES; LOST IN BABYLON; THE TOMB OF SHADOWS; THE CURSE OF THE KING; and THE LEGEND OF THE RIFT, and two books in the 39 CLUES series. Peter is a Harvard graduate with a degree in biochemistry. He has run a marathon and gone rock climbing during an earthquake-though not on the same day. He lives in New York City with his wife, musician Tina deVaron, and their two sons, Nick and Joe.