Jinks, Catherine The Paradise Trap, 344 pgs. Egmond, 2012. $15.99. Language: (0 swears, 0 “f”); Mature Content: G; Violence: PG.
Eleven year old Marcus and his mother go on a vacation to Diamond Beach (a place his mom has wanted to go back to for years). The trailer park is not quite what she remembered and they, with the help of some interesting new friends, find out vacations are not always as good as we imagine them to be. They may even turn into “nightmares”.
I found this book a little tame all through the first half but then it took a turn and became a little morbid. The villain also didn’t seem to fit the rest of the story. The plot was a little long and drawn out but I think young people will like the magic mixed with the modern technological solutions to problems.
EL-OPTIONAL. Reviewer: DM