“The Westing Game” by Ellen Raskin
Genre: Children’s/Middle Grade Fiction, Mystery
Summary from Goodreads:
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 things’ for sure: Sam Westing may be dead… but that won’t stop him from playing one last game!
- Good mystery story. There wasn’t just one story going on. We had little mysteries going on throughout the entire story.
- I couldn’t see pieces come together. I like to be able to try to solve the mystery as the story goes along. You couldn’t do that with the story.
- Lots of twists. I never knew what was going to happen.
- Doesn’t feel horribly dated. It doesn’t feel too old fashion. I’d be happy to give this to a kid looking for a good mystery.
- The story is definitely re-readable. I listened to it so I’m sure I overlooked some parts of the story (plus the disks were pretty scratched). I’d like to read the book again some time.
The bottom line? Fun mystery!