Monday, July 06, 2009

Tommy Latrella is expected by everyone to be exactly like his older brother, Jimmy. People just don't seem to realize that Tommy and Jimmy are different. Jimmy died a hero 9/11 and Tommy lives in his shadow. Tommy, who goes by Latrella, decides to run away to Las Vegas to play poker. But first, he wants to make himself look like a hero. When Latrella's prank in a New York City subway station goes horribly wrong, the subway system decides to bring him back in time to 1918. Over the course of the story Latrella visits several different time periods. Will he survive 1918, 1932, and 1942? Will he discover what it means to be a true hero? Read Backtracked by Pedro de Alcantara to find out!

Backtracked was an interesting read for me. I enjoyed the mix of past and present times. There were a few boring parts, though. There also were a few paragraphs that got a little too religious for me. I could relate to some parts of the story because it took place in time periods that I learned about and Latrella visited some historical sites. People who are interested in history, like me, would most likely enjoy Backtracked. Backtracked is a good book.

Reviewer Age:12

Reviewer City, State and Country: Harleysville, PA USA