The Westing Game

by Ellen Raskin | Children's Books |
ISBN: 0140386645 Global Overview for this book
Registered by CheriePie of Campbell, California USA on 1/4/2007
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4 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by CheriePie from Campbell, California USA on Thursday, January 04, 2007
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For over twenty-five years, Ellen Raskin's Newbery Medal-winning The Westing Game has been an enduring favorite. It has sold over one and a half million copies. This highly inventive mystery involves sixteen people who are invited to the reading of Samuel W. Westing's will. They could become millionaires—it all depends on how they play the tricky and dangerous Westing game, a game involving blizzards, burglaries, and bombings! Ellen Raskin has created a remarkable cast of characters in a puzzle-knotted, word-twisting plot filled with humor, intrigue, and suspense.

From Back Cover
Where there's a will, there's a way——and Sam Westing has left quite a will!

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!

Journal Entry 2 by CheriePie from Campbell, California USA on Saturday, January 27, 2007
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!

This is now reserved for morsie, who won it in the NMZ's I'll Be Bored ALS on 1/10/07.

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Sending to morsie who won this in the I'll Be Bored ALS on 1/10/07 on BookSwap Live. Mailed 2/1/07 via First Class Mail.

Journal Entry 4 by morsecode from Woonsocket, Rhode Island USA on Saturday, February 03, 2007
Arrived safe and sound in Buffalo, NY today.
Thanks, Cherie!

Journal Entry 5 by morsecode from Woonsocket, Rhode Island USA on Wednesday, July 18, 2007
I read this book back in April and completely forgot to journal it! :o

In any case, it was an quick, easy, interesting read. Hopefully I'll find an enthusiastic new read for it soon.

Journal Entry 6 by morsecode from Woonsocket, Rhode Island USA on Saturday, November 10, 2007
Reserved for harmaja, who requested it as part of a trade.

Journal Entry 7 by harmaja from Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Tuesday, December 04, 2007
I got The Westing Game today. Thanks a bunch, morsecode! Am looking forward to reading yet another Newbery Medal winner. It is my goal to read them all!

Journal Entry 8 by harmaja from Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Thursday, December 27, 2007
A clever mystery indeed, and well written! Although I must say that for the average American reader it must be easier to solve the clues than for the average Finnish one! I couldn't work out the clues by myself. Still, there were other interesting aspects in the mystery, and a lot could be deduced even without foreseeing the final solution given by the clues.

I agree with CheriePie, not all the questions were answered in the end! That's interesting. The reader gets to do some thinking even after the story is basically wrapped up. I also loved the diversity of the characters, and it was nice to be told what became of them all.

So, thanks for the lovely read, all you people who've been passing on the book! I already know the next reader for The Westing Game, but I'm afraid it's going to take me a while to give the book to them - I'm saving it for a special occasion! Still, the book will be passed on, and hopefully enjoyed again!

Journal Entry 9 by wingAnneliswing from Kerava, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Tuesday, May 06, 2008
I got the book today. It looks very interesting indeed. Thank you for the book, Harmaja!

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