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When Peter is hit by a car, he is given the ultimate do-over: go back to any point in time before that fateful moment, and alter the events leading up to his death. If he fails, he will die again-this time, for good. Now Peter’s racing against time to save his own life, but what should he change? His adoptive parents don’t understand him, the school jock is out to get him, and no one appreciates his own talents. This may be his last chance-can Peter cheat death, or will he be lost forever?
Uncle Marco’s frequent, mysterious trips have fascinated Annie for years—he never tells anyone, even his beloved niece, where he is going or when he’ll be back. But this time is special: He leaves Annie in charge of two sealed boxes, with strict instructions not to open either one while he’s away.
As time passes, curiosity gnaws at her until she can think of virtually nothing else, even though problems dog her at both home and school. She worries especially about the evil Crutchley Development, a company that’s trying to buy her family’s house out from under them! Would it hurt to just peek inside one of the tempting, exotic boxes? But as soon as Annie does just that, an incredibly grotesque, crab-like creature scuttles out and disappears into the basement shadows. Annie is filled with an overpowering sense of dread. And when the creature almost immediately begins to multiply, she verges on panic and wonders whether opening…[more]