The Attraction: House of Illusion (Paperback)
From the author of Off Trail comes a hilarious mystery about what happens when a chilling trip leads to a lost fortune.
Nate and Lily knew their mother was different. All it took was a hunch or a bad feeling and the family would be uprooted and moving to a different apartment or even a different town. But when the two are torn out of their life in the ritzy North Bay for the summer and dropped in "the Mississippi of California" on the Sacramento River Delta, Nate Caldwell and his sister Lily see it as one more move in a series of lurching disruptions driven by their mother's suspicion that something or someone is after them.
When they settle into life around their uncle's House of Illusion roadside attraction, Nate meets Mia-who makes all the girls he knew in the North Bay seem shallow and dull-and begins to connect with local teens who couldn't be more different than the privileged classmates he left behind.
It's not until they learn that the story behind the attraction is more than just a tale for the tourists that Nate begins to figure out what drove his mother's suspicious nature.
"An engaging and moving blend of comedy, suspense, and a well-defined male teen voice." -Kirkus Reviews