Monday, 15 July 2013

The Westing Game

The Westing GameThe Westing Game by Ellen Raskin
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

What a fun way to while away a few summer hours. Enjoyable game of figuring out whodunit. Clever enough to keep a reader guessing, as well as providing enough legitimate clues to make you think you have it all figured out.

I think it would be great to read it with one (or more) of your favourite children.

To an adult, the characters may seem a bit brittle, two-dimensional or over the top, at times, but I did gradually warm up to them as the story went along. Especially Turtle. It is a fantasy, after all.

Recommended to me while in NYC by employee at Posman Books.

Some of your young ones might enjoy The Westing Heirs website created by 4th grade students:

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Image Credit:
Maggs, Michael. Opening chess position from black side. 2007. Wikimedia Commons. Web. 15 July 2013. <>

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