The Westing Game
Why this book?
AKA a book I wish I’d have written; then again, it was a groundbreaker.
I’ve almost never (since childhood) read a book more than once. I’ve read this three times and partially because it’s, perhaps, the first book that also reads like a puzzle. I was smitten as I followed the various characters—potential heirs to Sam Westing’s fortune, who must work in assigned pairs, each using the unique clue given to them—to solve the mystery of his death. I was so close to figuring it out the first time and needed to read it a second time to see where I missed what might have put me over the edge. The third time, years later, just because. It may be time to read it again.