THE WESTING GAME

BY ELLEN RASKIN (an advertisement by Ben E.)

SAM WESTING HAS BEEN MURDERED, AND NO ONE KNOWS WHO DID IT!

SUMMARY

8 heirs, one murderer, one bomber--each one trying to figure out who really murdered Sam Westing, while trying to win a total of $200 million. Each heir must find out each others secrets... even from a human that doesn't exist!
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The Westing Game Trailer

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Ellen Raskin was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on March 13, 1928. She died in New York City, NY, on August 8th, 1984. She was a writer, illustrator, and fashion designer. She went and got an education at UWM (University of Wisconsin Madison). She made a movie called Get a Clue, and she also won the John Newbery Medal Award. She also has lots of other books for people to read and enjoy!

About The Flyer Creater by Ben Erke

He has five cats, Skipper-male, Scooter-male, Elmo-male, Patches-female, and Clover-female (also called Kitten). He goes to school at PVMS, and is 14 years old. He loves video games, movies(humor), and he also likes fat cats.


(Scooter weighs about 20 pounds, no joke!)

REFELCTION QUESTIONS

1) In your opinion, why did the author choose to write this particular book? What was the biggest lesson to be learned?

My Answer: The author chose to write this book because she wanted people to see the bad side and good side of people's stories. The lesson to be learned is to never kill people(obviously), and never place bombs inside a wrapped present.

2) What was the best part of this novel? Focus on a particular chapter, scene, or interaction between characters. Explain completely.

My Answer: The best part of the novel was when it gave the people's information about their partners, the game, and the people's lives.

SETTING

One of the novel's main events takes place in Sunset Towers. The event is Angela Wexler's marriage party, and it takes place in the coffee shop, which is right above Shin Hoo's Restaurant. It doesn't say what time the party started at.