Al Chaudhury is 12 years old and lives with his mum, his step-dad and his step-sister. He also has a grandad who he loves very much.
To Al Chaudhury Dear Al,I know this is very strange. I am dead but I am writing to you! Before I died, I built a time machine. I need you to find it, travel back in time to the past and stop me from dying.Lots of love, Dad xxx
When Al was 8, his real dad died. His mum was really sad but then she met Steve and they got married. Steve became Al's stepdad.
Next, his mum gives him a letter from his real dad. Al feels verysurprised and shocked.
Al reads the letter from his dead dad.
On his 12th birthday, the first present Al gets is from his mum. Al doesn't know what is in it.
When he sees the box, Al starts grinning because he has guessed what is inside.