By Ellen Raskin, The Westing Game is a suspense novel in which heirs to a mysterious Sam Westing’s fortune must solve a puzzle through clues. This is a book full of twists and turns that will keep you awake and reading all night long. The sixteen heirs are housed in Sunset Towers, and when a character sneaks into the large and spooky mansion only to discover a body, the game is afoot.
This novel is a personal favorite of mine as it is one of the best suspense novels I have read so far. There are several allusions to patriotic phrases and people such as “America the Beautiful” and Uncle Sam. With detailed imagery and character development, Ellen Raskin has written this book with a certain charm that will captivate you.
Star Rating: 5/5
Age Rating: 9+