Saturday, January 27, 2007

#10 The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin

My Rating: 7 out of 10 stars

One fateful day, sixteen people gather for the reading of Samuel W. Westing's will. To their surprise, the will turns out to be a contest, challenging the heirs to find out who among them is Westing's murderer. Forging ahead, through blizzards, burglaries, and bombings, the game is on. Only two people hold all the clues. One of them is a Westing heir. The other is you!

This was a cute and fun kid's/young adult read. It sort of reminded me of Clue with all the different characters, except unlike that book/game/movie, the reader is presented with all the clues in a way that each individual character in the story is not. And even as I read along, and took notes to solve the puzzle, once the puzzle was solved, there were still a few other unanswered questions that come to light. A fun book!

BookCrossing journal page for this book