The Time Hackers by Gary Paulsen
My name is Zach. I am a seventh grader, and live in Ketchum, ID. I enjoy playing board games, reading, mountain biking, Nordic and alpine skiing, playing with my family, snowmobiling, and being outside.
Imagine a future where you could see events from the past in the form of a hologram. In The Time Hackers, the two main characters, Dorso and Frank, experience this reality. Scientists have discovered a way to recreate the past and bring it forward. Time travel is still very new to the world, so one of the laws of time states that you can’t go back in time and mess with the past. Imagine you go back in the past and kill your great-grandma. If you did that you would cease to exist. But you wouldn’t exist to kill your relative, thus a paradox.
Dorso becomes the target of a series of pranks using this time travel technology. It starts out with gross pranks that are mostly harmless, but they eventually escalate to being life threatening. When Dorso and Frank keep going back in time and almost dying, they have to work together to stop whoever is behind this before they mess with the time laws and destroy the universe.
This thrilling book has very deep material. It has plenty of ideas that send your mind reeling. It makes you think about time and how it affects the world. This book is somewhat targeted to more mature audiences, but is an easy read for most ages.