The Westing Game
By Ellen Raskin
Why this book?
The Westing Game is a riddle-solving mystery book that I used to read with my middle school students when I taught reading to a combined fifth and sixth-grade class. They loved trying to solve the pieces of this puzzle along with the characters. In this classic mystery book, sixteen people, who all live in the same apartment building, attend the reading of Samuel W. Westing’s will. They are shocked to learn that one of them is actually Westing’s murderer. They are paired up and given a set of clues. The heir to Westing’s fortune will be the one to discover the murderer.
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