Monday Book Review: The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin

The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin includes everything I love about middle grade mystery books: quirky characters, clues the reader can solve, and just enough suspense to keep you going without giving you nightmares.

The Westing GameTitle: The Westing Game

Author: Ellen Raskin

Age range: middle grade (ages 9-12)

Genre: mystery

Synopsis: Sixteen people move into an apartment building along Lake Michigan in Chicago. Shortly afterward, a wealthy neighbor dies, and all sixteen people become potential heirs to his fortune. Each is given a partner and a clue to who the murderer is. Whoever solves the crime wins the inheritance.

Does it pass the “Homeschool Mom Test“? Yes. No inappropriate language or actions here. This book’s a classic.

Bottom line? Love it! This is my favorite age group and my favorite genre. A perfect example of a fun middle grade mystery!

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One Response to Monday Book Review: The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin

  1. Ginny Marie says:

    This is one of my favorites, too! 😀

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