The Westing Game - Ellen Raskin

5th grade

Newbery Medal winner


This novel is about sixteen people who are called together for the reading of the will of Sam Westing. Shortly after meeting everyone finds out that the will is actually a contest in which they are all supposed to participate. The potential heirs take their clues to figure out the answer to the Westing game. The prize is worth $200,000,000. This book would be great for a literature circle and would be a great book to work on character analysis.