The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin
Reviewed by Emma
Alright, this is my FAVORITE book. The Westing Game starts with the heirs being gathered to Sunset Towers, an apartment complex in Wisconsin. There were 16 heirs. None of whom knew their uncle, Sam Westing. A bet. 2 dollars for every minute that Tabitha-Ruth (more commonly known as Turtle) stayed in the old Westing mansion. 1 Minute. 2 Minutes. 5 Minutes. 10. 11. Then, screaming. Turtle hurtled out of the old house with thoughts of the waxy, dead hand and body neatly tucked in to the four poster bed. The next day, the headline on the newspaper blared : SAM WESTING FOUND DEAD. Everybody in Sunset Towers, the building where they lived, were heirs except for 2. They didn't win the estate, but they did get introduced to the Westing game.
You know how I said this is my favorite book? Well, I wasn't lying. This is an amazing book filled with mystery, wrong assumptions, and murder (maybe). It's a little hard to keep up with but if you remember every single little detail, then you are guaranteed to love it. This book would probably be best for ages 9-15 (give or take a few) but anyone who's up for an amazing mystery story should consider The Westing Game.Posted by at May 14, 2010 01:24 PM