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The Westing Game (original 1978; edition 1997)

by Ellen Raskin

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Member:megaden
Title:The Westing Game
Authors:Ellen Raskin
Info:Puffin (1997), Edition: REP REI, Paperback, 192 pages
Collections:Read but unowned
Rating:****
Tags:Mystery

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The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin (1978)

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I liked this book. You don't find a lot of good mysteries written for young adults and this one had lots of intrigue and clue gathering. However, I teach elementary school and am always on the look out for read alouds, and this book was very complicated. The narrative switched point of view with no warning, the clues were very complicated, there's a lot of reference to laws and wills, it's definitely a middle-high level. It's also extremely dated - it would be difficult for my students to understand why the characters wouldn't just look certain facts up on the internet or why being snowed in to the apartment building would be such a big deal. ( )
  mccooln | Jun 7, 2014 |
This book had me just as hooked as it did the first time I read it for school. What a wonderful reread! ( )
  sscarllet | May 30, 2014 |
The Westing Game is a fascinating mystery story about who may have killed the millionaire, Samuel Westing. A group of very odd people are brought together for the reading of his will. Any one of them may have killed him because they all have motives. The book explores each person's character in a funny and entertaining way. I never would have guessed the ending, so I won't write it down here. No spoilers! ( )
  aleader | Apr 18, 2014 |
I have read this book more times than any other. And I keep coming back. It's a mystery, it's a strange collection of eccentrics. There are puns and wordplays and a scavenger hunt. It's a kids' book but it still works.
Sunset Towers faced East...

I love it so much. ( )
  ewillse | Mar 23, 2014 |
I have read this book more times than any other. And I keep coming back. It's a mystery, it's a strange collection of eccentrics. There are puns and wordplays and a scavenger hunt. It's a kids' book but it still works.
Sunset Towers faced East...

I love it so much. ( )
  PatienceFortitude | Mar 6, 2014 |
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Durell, AnnIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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for Jenny who asked for a puzzle-mystery and Susan K.
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The sun sets in the west (just about everyone knows that), but Sunset Towers faced east. Strange!
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Clues, they had to work on those clues. Behind closed doors. Whisper, someone may be listening.
Remember: It is not what you have, it's what you don't have that counts.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 014240120X, Paperback)

When an eccentric millionaire dies mysteriously, sixteen very unlikely people are gathered together for the reading of the will...and what a will it is!

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The mysterious death of an eccentric millionaire brings together an unlikely assortment of heirs who must uncover the circumstances of his death before they can claim their inheritance.

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