Tuesday, May 19, 2009
TUESDAY: The Westing Game
[9 -12 year olds] This is another book I loved as a child. In fact, when I got married, my husband and I each brought a copy of this book into our new family. It is a great mystery/puzzle book with twists and turns that keep readers guessing - something I have said before that I love.
Sam Westing is dead and his nieces and nephews have been called together for a contest - a race to see who can figure out who killed him. The characters are quirky and no one is who he/she seems to be at first. The heirs are paired up and given cryptic clues and sent out to find the answers to the mystery. Some will even find themselves in the process. A great story with a surprising and satisfying conclusion.