Introducing Throwback, the New #1 Time-Travel Adventure of the 21st Century!

What would happen if you could go back in time and change the past? What if you only had a few chances? Where would you go, and what would you do? This is the adventure I’ve dreamed about writing since I was a kid. I hope you enjoy it. I’ll be going on tour to talk about it on September 30. Hope to meet you!

Here’s what my publisher says about the book, followed by some very astute reviewers. 🙂

HarperCollins: Peter Lerangis, the New York Times bestselling author of the Seven Wonders and Max Tilt series, returns with an electrifying new trilogy about a boy who discovers that he alone may be able to alter the course of history.

Corey Fletcher has an active imagination. He sees things no one else does. Cracks jokes no one else gets. And goes places few would ever dare go. Like the past.

All he needs is a metal artifact from a point in time, and Corey can go there. Although hundreds of time travelers live in secret throughout the world, including Corey’s own grandfather, none has the ability to change past events.

But when Corey accidentally saves a life while time traveling, he realizes that he is the first-ever “Throwback,” with the power to alter life as we know it. Which means his own life is now in all sorts of danger.

This is the first book in a thrilling, edge-of-your-seat adventure series from New York Times-bestselling author Peter Lerangis, whose books have sold over six million copies worldwide.

Chris Grabenstein, #1 New York Times bestselling author: “THROWBACK is a blast in the past. With action, suspense, and puzzles, this love letter to New York City might just be the book Peter Lerangis was always destined to write.”

Booklist: “This is an emotional journey, full of heart, about family and wanting to change the past. It’s the kind of story that stays with you long after reading, and it will resonate with many.”

Publishers Weekly: “With this exciting adventure, Lerangis (the Seven Wonders series) captures the diversity of New York throughout the decades … the thought-provoking concept and Corey’s own heartbreaking attempts to prevent tragedy should easily draw readers.”

Kirkus Reviews: “A trilogy opener with all the makings of a grand tale.”

The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books: “Thirteen-year-old Corey Fletcher has just learned he is a throwback, a supposedly impossible kind of time traveler who can actually change the past. Determined to save his grandmother from her tragic death on 9/11, he immediately heads for the past but overshoots, finding himself in 1917 New York. There he falls in with all manner of colorful characters, from street hustlers and violent gangs to bully cops and helpful drunks, including the ropin’, ridin’, yee-hawin’ cowboy Quinn who has secrets of his own. Meanwhile, back in the present, Corey’s best friend Leila works to get him home, only to discover that she may have the power to join him on his next adventure. Nimbly shifting between timelines and points of view while never losing sight of Corey’s central quest, this first in a planned series skillfully sets up sequels on the way to a surprising but satisfying conclusion. The plot rockets along but notably avoids sacrificing details for pace, and it offers up plenty of word puzzles, trivia, and bits of New York history along the way. Corey and Leila aren’t deep characters, but they are likable, genuine, and brave, just the kind of kids that readers would want to join on an adventure, including this one and those to come.”

School Library Journal: “A fast-paced adventure full of lively dialogue and action … a welcome addition to time-travel literature for middle grade readers, especially those who love New York!”