The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin

Bibliographic Information:  Raskin, E. (1997). The westing game. Littleton, MA: Sundance.

Annotation:  This Newbery Medal Winner focuses on a mystery novel, and the westing house.  While reading Sam Westing’s Will, there was a choose stranger to inherit his million of dollars.  This mystery novel focuses on pairs of indivudals, which tries to figure out who is the muder, which the characters realized there was no murder.

Genre:  Mystery

Grade Level:  5th Grade – 7th Grade

Interested Readers:  Readers who like mysteries, games and many of climaxes could be interested in this book.  This book is a book that could interest many students based on the inferences and mystery of the game and story.

Personal Response and Rating:  I thought this book was fascinating and kept me interested in reading it.  I enjoyed how there was a lot of opportunities to make inferences on what would happen.  I would give this book a 4/5 star rating.

Text-Dependent Question:  What other identities or names does Sam use or goes by?

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