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The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin
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Jul 15, 2009

really liked it
bookshelves: newbery
Read in July, 2009

From the back of the book:
A bizarre chain of events begins when sixteen unlikely people gather for the reading of Samuel W. Westing's will. And though no one knows why the eccentric, game-lovely millionaire has chosen a virtual stranger - and a possible murderer - to inherit his vast fortune, one thing's for sure: Sam Westing may be dead . . . but that won't stop him from playing on last game.


This is a fun mystery with a plethora of characters and suspicious events to make the guessing a little harder. I thoroughly enjoyed the book and was impressed that, though their screen time was obviously limited, each of the characters was more than a caricature. I think, had I read this book as a child, I would have loved it even more. Definitely worthy of the Newbery and my time.
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message 1: by Gayle (new)

Gayle This was one of my all time favorite books as a kid. What a great group of characters, and a fun, unpredictable plot. I LOVE this book.


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