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The Westing Game 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 loving 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 one last game

About the Author: Ellen Raskin

Ellen Raskin was a writer, illustrator, and designer She was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and grew up during the Great Depression She primarily wrote for children She received the 1979 Newbery Medal for her 1978 book, The Westing Game.Ms Raskin was also an accomplished graphic artist She designed dozens of dust jackets for books, including the first edition of Madeleine L Engle s classic A Wrinkle in Time.She married Dennis Flanagan, editor of Scientific American, in 1965.Raskin died at the age of 56 on August 8, 1984, in New York City due to complications from connective tissue disease.

10 thoughts on “The Westing Game

  1. karen karen says:

    this is what i am going to do i am going to take a red panda, and i am going to learn genetics and i dunno neuroscience and welding and i am going to take a little bit of my brain, and a little bit of everyone s brain here on you ll be asleep, you wont feel a thing and then i am going to moosh it all together, and put it in the brain of the red panda and then i will have the perfect book recommending resource because if i had had one of these when i w

  2. Wil Wheaton Wil Wheaton says:

    Really fun, and I know without hesitation what third or fourth grade me loved about it I felt like maybe it dragged a tiny bit in the back half of the second act, but I think that s just me getting ahead of the narrative, and being a little out of the demo.But if you re like 11 to 13 Holy crap, you re gonna love this book, and be on board with it pretty much from the first chapter It was written in 1978, but it doesn t feel dated other than the technology , and it ag

  3. T T says:

    This book sounded like it would be lots of fun, and I read it hoping for a great mystery In the end I think there were too many characters, and not enough information to make any of them seem real to me I never really got why they were who they were, except on the most basic level Each character was just glossed over, and even though they were described in a basic way, there was nothing to really draw me in or make me care about them.

  4. carol. carol. says:

    The Westing Game is first full length mystery I remember reading Well, besides Encyclopedia Brown and Nancy Drew books But the one mystery that I could still have told you general details about the plot It might have been the cleverness of the mystery or it s absence of gore It could have been identification with the shin kicking protagonist, nicknamed Turtle It could have been the clever signals of winds and atmosphere that run throughout the book Whatever it was, Rask

  5. Jen Jen says:

    I think I first read The Westing Game in third or fourth grade I checked it out of a public school library in Missouri I loved it, returned it, and checked it again a few months later on another weekly library visit Two things 1 Why should children only go to the library once a week My education would have been brighter and fuller had I just stayed in the library Other kids could have hadtime with the restroom pass, but instead I hoarded that thing and sat on the white rai

  6. Wendy Darling Wendy Darling says:

    A well written, twisty puzzle of a mystery, filled with fantastic clues, unforgettable characters, and countless red herrings Turtle Wexler will always be a hero to me.

  7. mark monday mark monday says:

    I just want to cut to the chase the last three chapters, over the course of about nine pages, are some of the most moving I ve read in a book written for kids life, loss, death growing up and getting old compassion and empathy sadness and mourning, sweetness and light it s all there such a generosity of spirit from Ellen Raskin I would have loved to have known her but I sorta feel I do, from those few pages the book itself is a delightful lark a lot of fast paced fun, but with

  8. Evgeny Evgeny says:

    A group read with my pantaloonless buddies.Sixteen very different people were invited to reading of a will of multi millionaire Samuel W Westing The guy stated he would be killed and whoever finds the murderer would get all his fortune He provided the participants or players as Westing called them with different clues to help, but in my humble opinion they only provided additional confusion Coming back in time somebody worked really hard to make sure these sixteen people come to

  9. Isaac Blevins Isaac Blevins says:

    I read this little book for the first time not as a child but as an adult I was looking for a book to kick off our Junior High book club and picked up the Westing Game to see if it might be a good place to begin I wish that I had found this book earlier in my life What kid wouldn t be captivated by wonderful characters thrown together to play a game hosted by a dead millionaire Don t get me wrongMr Westing isn t a vampire or a zombie he s just decided that his heirs need to do a l

  10. Ahmad Sharabiani Ahmad Sharabiani says:

    The Westing Game, Ellen RaskinThe Westing Game is a mystery book written by Ellen Raskin in 1978 Sunset Towers is a new apartment building on Lake Michigan, north of Milwaukee and just down the shore from the mansion owned by reclusive self made millionaire Samuel W Westing As the story opens, Barney Northrup is selling apartments to a carefully selected group of tenants He claims that chess is not allowed in the building This is a big clue, as Sam Westing loved chess After Sam West

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