Tuesday, June 12, 2012

The Westing Game ~ Ellen Raskin

Sixteen people. All strangers. Living in one apartment building. And coincidentally, all heirs of the late Samuel W. Westing gathered as one to listen to his last will and testament. But it's not as simple as everyone getting their equal share. They must play a game for it. Broken into pairs, the eight team members must work against each other and time in order to solve the mystery of who murdered Sam Westing and win the ultimate inheritance-$200 million dollars!

Each clue is linked to lyrics of a world famous song, which in the end tells the sad fate of beloved Westing. What starts out to be an average fiction tale, ensues into mind blowing mysteries. Join the occupants of Sunset Towers to solve the mystery!

Despite its cheesy appearance (but hey, we shouldn't judge a book by its cover, right?) I enjoyed this intriguing mystery akin to the works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

Indecency: Two married couples are split into separate teams, causing some tension and awkward behavior at times.
Other:  Relationships are strained between a daughter and mother.
Violence: Talk of the murder, poisoning, bombing occurs. Nothing gory.
Language: None
Age Interest: 14-18

1 comment:

Shelbi said...

This looks like a great read, I'd love to check it out sometime...

I enjoy reading your reviews...thanks a bunch!! :)