The U-Bend of the Universe
Griffin has always been an average kid. But with Mom being a lawyer, Dad a doctor, and his brother Charles on his way to becoming both, average is the same thing as damaged in the Anderson family. But while Charles is showing off his new BMW convertible at his graduation party, an Amish lady falls from the sky and screams, "Kro, he cometh. Run!" Soon after, fifty Amish people take the breakfast buffet at Big Boy's hostage and get arrested. Griffin saves one of them and discovers that the Amish are really from the lost colony of Roanoke, and that he lives in one of the u-bends of the universe. People who disappear in the "real world" appear in the u-bend without memories of who they were. But a stranger's presence is making everyone remember. Charles turns out to be Charles E. Bolles, a.k.a. "Black Bart." Grammy is really Amelia Earhart. Bella, Griffin's girlfriend, is Agatha Christie and Griffin...well, he turns out to be an average plumber. Griffin, Grammy, and Bella must choose between returning to their previous lives or keeping some of the world's worst criminals locked in the u-bend with them and forgetting who they are forever.
The U-Bend of the Universe is a novel for young adults. It is a fantasy with elements of humor and mild horror.
Pare down to the basics:
Griffin finds out he lives at a bend in the universe: the place everyone ends up if they "dissappear from earth". The trip erases their memory. One day the lost colony at Roanoke shows up and suddenly everyone remembers (insert that stuff about who's who).
Then tell us why the lost colony of roanoke is showing up AFTER Amelia Earhart.
Then tell us who the stranger is.