Seventh grader Dorso Clayman is a victim of thirty second surprises. They appear in his locker then they vanish. Oh, and they happen to be dead things from the past! Someone is playing strange techno-practical jokes on him. But they're not funny, just horrendously gross and smelly.
Dorso's life gets more complicated when he is pulled unwillingly through time to be face to face with Custer, Beethoven, pirates, and Civil War soldiers in the middle of the Battle of Gettysburg. Who is doing this to him? And why? Ask the gamers who have hacked time to enter the past. Let's hope they don't change the past and destroy the future!
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