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Heirs gather around to hear the reading of Sam Westing’s will. But the will is puzzling, in it there is a game and the only objective of the game is to win, but not only that. In it Sam Westing implies that he was murdered. In this game tensions are high and the stakes are higher, they play through blizzards, bombings and much more. This book by Ellen Raskin is highly inventive and unique. It is not only a mystery but a puzzle with many pieces. It is a fast paced book with no boring parts. In this I believe she mastered the changing point of view while still keeping the plot clear.
In the Westing Game Ellen wrote in many, what I call, exotic characters that differ from each other greatly and all change in some way by the end of the book. Not only that but it’s something that can be read over and over again without it being boring and the answer obvious. I give this book a thumbs up and suggest it to anyone who likes a good mystery and/or ages from 10 and over .
Teen Reviewer: Anna H., West Regional Library