Sunday, October 30, 2011

The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin

The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin
Teen Mystery

When multi-millionaire Sam Westing dies, his will asks those people to move in to a new apartment complex and play in his game to win $20M from his estate. He pairs up the heirs and gives them each a clue, asking them to figure out who murdered him. The clues that each pair were given, however, make no sense by themselves. While the heirs try to figure out what these clues mean, there is a person stealing stuff and putting small bombs around the apartment. The two don't seem to have anything to do with each other though, which is part of the reason why I felt this book was disjointed.

This book is supposed to be a book for young adults, but I couldn't figure out the mystery and don't think an average teenager could either. I couldn't even guess because not enough information was given to do so. When the mystery was finally revealed, it wasn't really a shocker and definitely wasn't worth the confusion that was in the rest of the book. I didn't enjoy this one.

First Line: "The sun sets in the west (just about everyone knows that), but Sunset Towers faced east."


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