SpoilersThe Gollywhopper Games
by Jody Feldman
A cute relatively harmless book along the lines of Willy Wonka movies. Gil needs to win the Gollywhopper Games in order to move out of town. Unfortunately the reason he needs to move is that his dad was accused of stealing and thus fired from Golly Toy and Gaming Company; the sponsors for the competition.
Like I said, cute and harmless so you can probably guess how it all ends. I liked the games a lot because of the puzzle aspect and it required critical thinking on the part of the contestants.
I started reading it to my nephew who has zero attention span and got pretty far into it before the inevitable "how much longer until this is over? I want you to read but there's so many pages" whining happened so that's a plus in its favor!