The Westing Game (TBR)

The next book for me is The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin, narrated by Cassandra Campbell. The audiobook is 6 hours and 59 minutes long. From Wiki:

The Westing Game is a mystery book written by Ellen Raskin and published by Dutton on May 1, 1978. It won the Newbery Medal recognizing the year’s most distinguished contribution to American children’s literature.

The Westing Game was ranked number nine all-time among children’s novels in a survey published by School Library Journal in 2012. It has been adapted as the 1997 feature film Get a Clue (also distributed as The Westing Game).


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A Newbery Medal winner

Winner of the Boston Globe/Horn Book Award

An ALA Notable Book

“A supersharp mystery…confoundingly clever, and very funny.” (Booklist, starred review) 

A bizarre chain of events begins when 16 unlikely people gather for the reading of Samuel W. Westing’s will. And though no one knows why the eccentric, game-loving millionaire has chosen a virtual stranger – and a possible murderer – to inherit his vast fortune, one thing’s for sure: Sam Westing may be dead…but that won’t stop him from playing one last game! 

©2004 Ellen Raskin (P)2017 Listening Library

  • Unabridged Audiobook

I decided to continue my foray into Children’s Lit with The Westing Game. I vaguely remember enjoying this book as a youth, but as I no longer remember the plot, this reading will feel very much like my first time through and its twists will be unspoiled.

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