The Westing Game, by Ellen Raskin, is an exceptionally written whodunit murder mystery of eccentric millionaire Samuel W. Westing. The story begins when sixteen unlikely people gather for the reading of the very stranger will of Westing. They could become millionaires, and all they have to do is find an answer. But an answer to what? It’s gripping plot, unique characters, constant uncertainty, along with the fantastic ending make this one of the best books I have ever read. It’s so good that I, not even being an avid reader, stayed up till 1 o’clock in the night just to know what happened. I recommended reading slowly, at times it can get confusing and convoluted; thankfully though this work is only 240 pages. Overall an outstanding composition by Ellen Raskin, this Newberry Medal winner will not disappoint any and all readers.

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