- Published: New York : Dutton, c1978.
- Year Published: 1978
- Description: 185 p. ; 24 cm.
- Language: English
- Format: Book
- Lexile: 750
- 0525471375 :
- 014240120X (pbk.)
- 0140386645 (pbk.)
- 0525423206 :
- 014034991X :
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The Westing game
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The mysterious death of an eccentric millionaire brings together an unlikely assortment of heirs who must uncover the circumstances of his death before they can claim their inheritance.
Definitly a great read, though younger readers may not be able to appreciate it as much.
However, this book is really fantastic. There's mystery, suspense and the knowledge of figuring things out along with the characters.
In fact, the pages are so loaded with characters that Raskin doesn't have enough space to flesh out each one; instead, she jumps around from person to person nearly every sentence, and the reader is left wondering, "who is this again, and why should I care about them?" My mind wandered constantly while reading, so I don't recommend this as a pick for any reluctant youth readers.
Once you get a handle on the characters, or "players," the clues are challenging enough to really want to piece them together ahead of the conclusion, which is worth the read for sure. It's not as good as I remember it, but strong readers will probably like it.
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