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The Westing Game Book Review Summary

Detailed Plot Synopsis of The Westing Game

The Westing Game is an intriguing novel with lots of twists and turns to keep the reader turning pages long past bedtime. A millionaire is found dead in his lonely mansion, and he wants his "heirs" to discover who killed him. Whoever brings the killer to justice wins an inheritance of two million dollars. An interesting case study of how we relate to one another in society.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 10%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 20% Tone of story    -   Dry-cynical How difficult to spot villain?    -   Challenging Time/era of story:    -   1930's-1950's What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   70% Murder of certain profession?    -   "All in the family" murder Misc. Murder Plotlets    -   Killer purposely leaves clues Kind of investigator    -   amateur citizen investigator Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Any non-mystery subplot?    -   searching for $$$/treasure Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Age:    -   a kid Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Midwest Misc setting    -   fancy mansion

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Amount of dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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