Wednesday, January 13, 2010
The Westing Game (audio)
Written in 1978, The Westing Game won a Newbery in 1979. So this book is as almost as old as I am and yet this is the first time I've ever read it. I liked it. I was very interested in the outcome of the book. It reminded me of It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World except not with a car race or anything. The heirs each get clues and they are suppose to figure out who took the life of the millionaire. I expected the ending I got, but I loved the characters. Some of them turned out to be different than I expected. The only thing was that some of the language was pretty un-PC, which is to be expected from a book written in the 70's. I thought the solution was pretty clever though and I'm glad there was an epilogue. I like knowing what happens to the characters.