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The Westing Game
by Ellen Raskin | Children's Books
Registered by wingKateKintailwing of Burke, Virginia USA on 12/8/2006
Average 8 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by jneni): reserved


13 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by wingKateKintailwing from Burke, Virginia USA on Friday, December 08, 2006

10 out of 10

Bought at a library book sale. Good condition. This is a Newbery Medal winner.

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!

I absolutely adored this book as a kid. I found it to be a fascinating mystery I loved trying to solve. The characters are incredible. And the twist ending is brilliant and surprised me!  


Journal Entry 2 by wingKateKintailwing from Burke, Virginia USA on Friday, August 10, 2007

This book has not been rated.

Sent for Never Judge a Book by its Cover Challange- week 31(any cover)

RAY IT FORWARD!
Please journal this book when you get it, and then read it in a timely manner (don''t put it all the way at the bottom of your TBR pile, but feel free to take your time with it). When you''re finished reading, please make another journal entry with your thoughts. Then find another BookCrosser who''d like to read this and Ray it Forward to him/her with the same guidelines. 


Journal Entry 3 by ladilee24 from Newark, Delaware USA on Saturday, August 18, 2007

This book has not been rated.

Just received this today. Looks like it will be a good read. 


Journal Entry 4 by ladilee24 from Newark, Delaware USA on Sunday, September 02, 2007

8 out of 10

I really enjoyed this! I can easily see why this won a Newbery Medal, as it is an interesting mystery populated witha weird and wonderful assortment of characters. I am sorry I missed this as a young person, but glad to find it now. Off to find someone to ray it forward! 


Journal Entry 5 by ladilee24 at Media Mail in by mail, Another bookcrosser -- Controlled Releases on Sunday, September 09, 2007

This book has not been rated.

Released 9 yrs ago (9/9/2007 UTC) at Media Mail in by mail, Another bookcrosser -- Controlled Releases

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Sending this out to JennyC1230. Enjoy!

RAY IT FORWARD!
Please journal this book when you get it, and then read it in a timely manner (don't put it all the way at the bottom of your TBR pile, but feel free to take your time with it). When you're finished reading, please make another journal entry with your thoughts. Then find another BookCrosser who'd like to read this and Ray it Forward to him/her with the same guidelines. 


Journal Entry 6 by JennyC1230 from Woodstock, Georgia USA on Monday, September 17, 2007

This book has not been rated.

Received from ladilee24 today in the mail! Thank you! When I finish reading I will send out on a Bookray or Ray it Forward with someone else! Can't wait to read it! 


Journal Entry 7 by JennyC1230 from Woodstock, Georgia USA on Saturday, September 22, 2007

9 out of 10

This was a great book! I had read it before when I was a kid because I remembered the somewhat bratty kid who kicked everyone in the shins! This book was a lot of fun!

I am going to send it out on a Bookray and ask the final person to Ray it Forward so it can have a lot of readers! :-) 


Journal Entry 8 by JennyC1230 from Woodstock, Georgia USA on Thursday, September 27, 2007

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This is an International Bookray – Ray it Forward for The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin. If you are the last person on the list, I would ask you to please pass it on to a Bookcrossing member and ask them to do the same. It’s a very special book and we want it to keep moving.

1. When you receive book, please make a journal entry.
2. PM the next person on the list for their address. (Always check to make sure the list hasn’t changed.) Make sure the person is able to take the book.
3. After you read the book, tell us what you thought of the book.
4. When you mail the book, make another journal entry to let us know.
5. Try to keep the book for only a month. If you are having trouble please PM me.
6. If you see anyone on this list who is a known staller of bookrings please let me know that too!
7. At the end the book will be a Ray it Forward, so if you are the last on the list, read it and then pass on to a member of Bookcrossing!
8. Most importantly have fun and enjoy the book!! Thank you!

JennyC1230

Starting off this Bookray/Ray it Forward on October 2, 2007!

List of participants for the Bookring:

1. liviacaesar (North Carolina)
2. gecko4ever (California)
3. rebeccaljames/US (Ohio)
4. Adia415 (Ohio)
5. ana-b/Intl. (Netherlands)
6. iliotropio/Intl. (Belgium)
7. Lisagt/Intl. (Australia)


This is now a Ray it Forward book!
 


Journal Entry 9 by JennyC1230 from Woodstock, Georgia USA on Tuesday, October 02, 2007

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I mailed this off today to liviacaesar! (For this one first class mail was actually cheaper than media mail!)
USPS Delivery Confirmation #03061070000097976483

Starting off this Bookray/Ray it Forward on October 2, 2007!

Happy Travels Little Book!  


Journal Entry 10 by liviacaesar on Tuesday, October 09, 2007

This book has not been rated.

Received in the mail today from JennyC1230 as part of a bookray. 


Journal Entry 11 by liviacaesar on Saturday, October 27, 2007

8 out of 10

Cute murder mystery. Weirder than I remembered, especially for a children's book. However, I did enjoy the chance to read it again.

This book is off to gecko4ever. Currently in the hands of the USPS! 


Journal Entry 12 by gecko4ever from Rancho Cucamonga, California USA on Wednesday, November 14, 2007

8 out of 10

My daughter read this book and loved it. She was very excitd to get it in the mail. Thanks for hosting the bookray. I am on a cruise for a few days and will be mailing out as soon as possible to the next on the list. 


Journal Entry 13 by gecko4ever from Rancho Cucamonga, California USA on Monday, November 26, 2007

8 out of 10

My daughter read this book and was delighted with all the twists and turns. She thanks all of you for allowing her to participate and being patient with her. The book is off to rebeccaljames. Thanks again 


Journal Entry 14 by rebeccaljames from Cincinnati, Ohio USA on Friday, December 07, 2007

This book has not been rated.

I just received this book today. I will get to this as soon as possible and then pass it on to the next person. Thank you for sharing. 


Journal Entry 15 by Adia415 from Cleves, Ohio USA on Saturday, February 23, 2008

This book has not been rated.

Becky and I were finally able to meet up for lunch today, and the book has been passed to me. I plan on taking a break from my current book to read this so that it can continue its journey. 


Journal Entry 16 by Adia415 from Cleves, Ohio USA on Sunday, March 23, 2008

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I finished the book over the weekend and was a bit disappointed. I read a lot of teen and YA literature since I'm a teacher, and I had higher expectations for this since it was a Newberry winner. I thought it was a little uneven and none of the characters seemed to have much depth. The mystery itself was a little disappointing and overly complicated. I did enjoy the humor and the variety of characters though. Regardless, this was something I had wanted to read for awhile, so thanks for inviting me to be a part of this ray. I've PMed the next person and will journal again when it goes in the mail. 


Journal Entry 17 by Adia415 from Cleves, Ohio USA on Sunday, March 30, 2008

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I've received an address for ana-b, and it'll be on it's way this week. Enjoy! 


Journal Entry 18 by ana-b from Gouda, Zuid-Holland Netherlands on Wednesday, April 09, 2008

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The book arrived today. Thanks. 


Journal Entry 19 by ana-b from Gouda, Zuid-Holland Netherlands on Wednesday, May 07, 2008

7 out of 10

A really enjoyable story. Very strange people, but all nice. The story is not very exciting, but if you like puzzles, this is the perfect story. 


Journal Entry 20 by ana-b at By mail: to a fellow Bookcrosser in - Per post of in persoon doorgegeven, Zuid-Holland Netherlands on Wednesday, May 07, 2008

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Released 9 yrs ago (5/7/2008 UTC) at By mail: to a fellow Bookcrosser in - Per post of in persoon doorgegeven, Zuid-Holland Netherlands

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On its way to Belgium. 


Journal Entry 21 by iliotropio from Bruxelles / Brussel, Bruxelles / Brussel Belgium on Tuesday, May 13, 2008

This book has not been rated.

Arrived safely in Brussels. Many thanks ana-b for sending it! 


Journal Entry 22 by iliotropio from Bruxelles / Brussel, Bruxelles / Brussel Belgium on Friday, June 27, 2008

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Highly entertaining and...puzzling.
On its way to Australia. 


Journal Entry 23 by Lisagt from Holsworthy, New South Wales Australia on Wednesday, July 09, 2008

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Arrived today just in time for holiday reading thanx! 


Journal Entry 24 by Lisagt from Holsworthy, New South Wales Australia on Saturday, July 19, 2008

This book has not been rated.

I was forever borrowing "The mysterious disappearance of Leon, I mean Noel" from the public library when I was a kid. This title does seem a bit convoluted but it was still fun. Children and YA book are alot more sophisticated these days (but then so are kids) and so I tried to approach this one as 12 yrs old again.
Not sure who is next but I'm on the lookout for a worthy recipient. Will update with a journal entry when I know.
Thanx to all for sharing. I quite enjoyed revisiting my childhood with this book.
 


Journal Entry 25 by Lisagt from Holsworthy, New South Wales Australia on Monday, August 04, 2008

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I have a new reader for this book ~ Kayellbee ~ so once they PM their address the Ray it forward can continue... 


Journal Entry 26 by Lisagt at Chorley, Lancashire United Kingdom on Tuesday, August 05, 2008

This book has not been rated.

Released 9 yrs ago (8/5/2008 UTC) at Chorley, Lancashire United Kingdom

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Continuing the ray it forward ~ this book is on its' way to Kayellbee 


Journal Entry 27 by JennyC1230 from Woodstock, Georgia USA on Friday, August 08, 2008

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This is now a Ray-it-Forward for The Westing Game by: Ellen Raskin.

I’ll find the first person that wants this book and send it to them. I just ask that they pass the book along “BookRay” fashion when they are done with it.

If you have this book then please look for another BookCrosser to pass it to. Check the wish lists, leave a message on the forums, a yahoo group, the BookRelay, or offer it at a meeting...whatever way you choose to pass it on is up to you. If no other BookCrossers want it then send it along its way as a wild release but this should be a last resort.

What are the advantages of Ray it Forward? Time frame – I ask that you pass the book along in a couple months or so, but because there is not a “waiting list” the time is a little more relaxed than a standard BookRay.

Shipping Preferences – Choose your own. If you need to post within your own country then do so. If you choose to send international that is great too. If postal costs are a problem right now then hand it to another BookCrosser at a meeting, ask for postage from the receiver or find some other way to get the book in the hands of another BookCrosser.

***Please note that it would be polite to let the next person know that this is a Ray It Forward book before you pass it along to them so that they will know that they will be expected to pass it on in a couple months.

Enjoy the Book!

(Ray it Forward Rules borrowed from Surmisez)
 


Journal Entry 28 by Kayellbee from Chorley, Lancashire United Kingdom on Friday, October 10, 2008

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Woo Hoo! It's arrived! And a bonus book in the bag too, Thank you Lisa. And thanks too to all those who have Rayed-It-Forward so far. I shall look for a new BC reader to keep up the tradition! 


Journal Entry 29 by Kayellbee at by mail, RAY IT FORWARD -- Controlled Releases on Sunday, November 23, 2008

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Released 8 yrs ago (11/26/2008 UTC) at by mail, RAY IT FORWARD -- Controlled Releases

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Not quite my cup of tea, but thanks for the read anyway! Off it goes again, to Hungary. Will have to send surface mail I'm afraid, so may take a while again. . . . 


Journal Entry 30 by hakkalina from Budapest, Pest Hungary on Wednesday, December 03, 2008

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Got: 3th of December
I got this book in the morning or rather yesterday, but the postman and I missed each other. Thank you Kayellbee!

Update: 30th of December
I have finished the book.
It was very interesting, captivating. I Liked It Very Much. :-) I think I would like this book a permanent one onto my bookshelf.
There were some twits in it, which kept me in excitement to the very end. I couldn't solve the mystery by myself - maybe if I had read it in Hungarian the clues would have been more obvious hi-hi-hi :-). But I had a very good time!

I have found the next reader - jneni - who is interested in this story, so on Friday I'll post the book to Singapore. 


Journal Entry 31 by hakkalina at Budapest, Pest Hungary on Friday, January 02, 2009

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Released 8 yrs ago (1/2/2009 UTC) at Budapest, Pest Hungary

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I have sent the book to jneni. It goes by airmail. 


Journal Entry 32 by jneni on Tuesday, January 13, 2009

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I got this book in mail finally! :) Thanks to hakkalina who kindly send this book to me by airmail! :) I'll read this soon and find the next person to pass this book along! 


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