The Fair is the only good thing that happens every year. And Fiona Larson is the only person in town who's never been.
She's pretended to go - but she's never been allowed. Because, before Fiona was even born, her sister died there. Her perfect sister. Who always ate her greens. Always tidied her room, which is still an untouched shrine.
But this year everything will be different. Fiona is about to turn twelve - older than her sister was. This summer, Fiona will save some money, make new friends, and finally have some fun at their fair.
But what she'll actually do is:
- Find a mysterious bag in a bush
- Spy on everyone
- Lose her only friend
- Discover why 'the bad house' is called that
- Make a lot of lists
- Learn the truth about what happened at the fair...