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Backtracked, my second novel for young adults, was published by Delacorte Press in March, 2009.

Here you can watch a slideshow hinting at where Tommy Latrella, the novel's hero, lives and how he likes to spend his time. Photos by Pedro de Alcantara.

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What the reviewers are saying:

"De Alcantara’s obvious love for New York is infectious, especially for history buffs, and his ability to fashion gritty realism within a fantastical plot sets this thriller apart."

— Booklist

"The pace is quick, the Big Apple landmarks will be familiar to many, and the history, while necessarily condensed, comes alive. A fun, exciting story."

— School Library Journal

"Pedro de Alcantara creates a heartwarming story of loss and self discovery. . . . Readers will find themselves fascinated with de Alcantara’s use of true historical events and his obvious adoration for New York. Overall, this is a fantastic read for young and old alike."

 — Pick of the Month, ALAN (Assembly on Literature for Adolescents)