The Westing Game

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Title: The Westing Game

Series: —–

Author: Ellen Raskin

Rating: 4 of 5 Stars

Genre: Children, Mystery

Pages: 214

 

Synopsis:

Mr Westing has been murdered and he’s gathered together the owners of a high rise to solve his murder, and the prize is control of his company, worth hundreds of millions.

But Mr Westing likes to play games, even from his grave and this time is no exception.

 

My Thoughts:

I have to say, this held up to my recollections from reading this back in elementary school. It is a children’s book, so it is simple, but it holds up very well.

Raskin’s done a great job of creating a very disparate crew of characters, each with their own weakness, glaringly obvious. A great way for youngsters to find out that a weakness doesn’t mean someone is the badguy.