Thursday, January 5, 2017

The Westing Game: By Ellen Raskin

Hey readers! I hope you all had happy holidays and a happy New Year as well. I am apparently out of the loop with this book that I just read. I was told that this is a book I should have read a long time ago, and I now that I have read it, I totally agree!

This captivating mystery book begins when 16 seemingly random individuals are invited to the reading of Sam Westing's will. It just so happens that they all live in the same apartment building, Sunset Towers. This is not exactly a typical reading of a will for it involves an introduction to a game.  The goal of the game is to find the murderer of Sam Westing. They are set up in pairs and are tempted to take part in the game with a goal of winning the prize of 200 million dollars. Each pair is given random words as hints and they are left to decipher them. To add onto the madness during the reading of the will, it is announced that the murderer is among them! They are left with that information and the game begins!!

I had not read a mystery book in quite some time and I really appreciated the genuine thinking process it lead me through. I was practically taking part in the game myself! I truly enjoyed reading this book and I recommend it for all ages.

This book kept me guessing and on my toes and I hope you all get the pleasure of reading this mystery at some point. The ending was definitely satisfying.

Your Friend,
Rae Sparks

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