The Westing Game book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. A bizarre chain of events begins when sixteen unlikely people g. The Westing Game is a mystery novel written by Ellen Raskin and published by Dutton in It won the Newbery Medal recognizing the year's most. The Westing Game (Puffin Modern Classics) [Ellen Raskin] on * FREE* shipping Explore our editors' picks for the best kids' books of the month.

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Would-be heirs compete for a fortune in classic mystery. Read Common Sense Media's The Westing Game review, age rating, and parents guide. THE WESTING GAME by Ellen . the old Westing house up there; it hasn't been lived in for .. slammed the reservations book shut, pressed a hand against. Apr 12, THIS IS THE BEST BOOK. I COULDN'T PUT IT DOWN, AND TURTLE IS THE BEST CHARICTER EVER CREATED. I I FIRST READ THE BOOK.

The Westing Game

More surprising was watching his best friend, Theo Theodorakis, toiling away, sharpening pencils at a low-level journalism job while his buddy scored international fame. But just pages later, we learn that Theo had chased his dream to become a novelist, after several hard-earned years in journalism.

We might not all be able to run as fast on the path to success as Doug, but hard work and patience can lead to the greatest victory of all: happiness. You Will Outgrow Childhood Insults Though, in some ways, it's slightly disappointing that a book as unconventional as The Westing Game would choose to make such a conventional decision as having the awkward Turtle grow into a gorgeous young woman.

Must her success in playing The Westing Game also come with a stereotypical ugly duckling story? Couldn't Turtle grow up to be just as sharp as she was as a youth, and just as awkward? Still, it wasn't just her looks that allowed her to escape the taunts she received as a kid, but her maturity and intelligence. The Westing Game presents a true revenge of the nerds scenario — the smartest among us will undoubtedly outgrow insulting nicknames like Turtle to become astonishingly successful, like professional T.

Endings Can Never Be Completely Happy Yes, the end of The Westing Game saw Turtle as a multimillionaire, Angela as a woman who discovered her independence and herself, and Doug as an Olympian, but not everything was tied together in a Grace-approved perfect bow.

Though we saw Turtle as a happily married woman, we also heard about her and husband Theo's decision to not have kids, so as to not risk passing on Chris' disease.

Though we previously saw Otis and Berthe form a happy union in an heir-approved wedding, we also learned pages later that the couple had passed away not too long after. And although Mr.

Hoo had escaped his dreaded restaurant to become a successful inventor, we also found out that he, too, didn't live long enough to make the final pages of The Westing Game. Oh yeah, and Westing, or Sandy, himself died too Yet, the ending gave young readers, normally used to stories that told us everything ends "happily ever after," a glimpse into what their future will really hold — their loved ones will eventually see the sun set in the west for a final time.

Endings might not be happy, but that's OK — so long as a life lived is. download Westing Paper Products! Wise old Uncle Sam wanted his heirs to play the stock market — and Turtle and Flora came as close to anyone at winning the Westing Game by pocketing some serious cash investing in the company.

So, come on kids — close your Instagram and open your Bloomberg app. Which was a good development because a couple of years earlier I bit Rashad Ware when he lumbered towards me for a smooch. I told my parents that I didn't bite him; just was running with my mouth open and happened to want to close it when his arm showed up Back to the book.

Still, years later, in love with Turtle, only the mother in me now has room to love Flora Baumbach, hair braider, as well. And Mrs.

So, still in love with the book.

The whizzbang puzzle mystery abides, only the clues are not as mysterious and I did wish that purple waves meant something really, really sinister and twisted. But that's just my maturity showing. So great to be grown up.

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This was a sister book club pick. My youngest sister had never read it; apparently, an epic fail in my big sister job on that one. The parents' guide to what's in this book.

Educational Value. Positive Messages. Some adults drink to drunkenness. Continue reading Show less. Stay up to date on new reviews. Get full reviews, ratings, and advice delivered weekly to your inbox.

User Reviews Parents say Kids say. Parent Written by lawmumma September 27, Please judge by your kids This can work for young kids.

Also may not be appropriate until much older. There are references to finding a corpse early on Continue reading. Report this review.

Adult Written by B Y. January 10, My Son had to read it for school so I read it with him and it was terrible.

It was just not a good story for kids ta all. Teen, 14 years old Written by Faramir May 28, Drivel With a Pretty Cover This book is clearly liked by most readers, which is actually quite sad.

The two-dimensional characters in this book that is to say, all of them undergo virtu Kid, 12 years old December 30, Aside from the fact that it is a murder mystery, it is one amazing adventure!

With all the twi What's the story? Is it any good? Talk to your kids about What makes a satisfying mystery? What are some of your favorite mystery stories? Book details Author: Ellen Raskin Genre: Mystery Topics: Adventures , Friendship , Misfits and Underdogs Book type: Fiction Publisher: Puffin Books Publication date:I told my parents that I didn't bite him; just was running with my mouth open and happened to want to close it when his arm showed up Back to the book.

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Samuel Westing has invited 16 heirs to play in his game. Why should children only go to the library once a week? A bachelor. Rule 5: Find Teammates Would we adore a book that simply lets us solve a puzzle? Other Editions The book takes place in Michigan around Edgar Jennings Plum or Ed Plum, is the young and fairly incompetent lawyer in charge of handling Samuel Westing's estate.

Dec 31, Max rated it it was amazing.

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