When an eccentric millionaire dies mysteriously, sixteen very unlikely people are gathered together for the reading of the will...and what a will it is!
Why I read it: YA Book Club (as previously mentioned), which is hosted by the fabulous Tracey Neithercott. For this month, she selected a host of summer reading specials (an idea that I love), and participants voted. The Westing Game won.
ZOMG Yes! I found myself pleasantly surprised by this book. It's been a while since I've read an MG story, and I forgot how fun they can be--voice, character development, plot. It's different from YA or adult, but it isn't any less lovely.
The Westing Game had quite the assortment of characters. It felt reminiscent of And Then There Were None, though not as dark. I enjoyed getting to see inside of each character's head, and I had fun trying to crack the mystery. I figured out everything except the final reveal.
Meh While I liked getting in every character's head, the narrative style was a little confusing/overwhelming at times. I wasn't sure who I was reading. I know part of that was tied to the whole mystery element, but it pulled me out of the story.
Kthxbai This was a fun read, and I wish it had been assigned to me for summer reading as a kid! Thanks for the fun, light read in midst of this crazy summer!