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The Westing Game (Puffin Modern Classics) Paperback – April 12, 2004
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About the Author
Ellen Raskin was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and grew up during the Great Depression. She was the author of several novels, including the Newbery Medal-winning The Westing Game, the Newbery Honor-winning Figgs & Phantoms, The Tattooed Potato and other clues, and The Mysterious Disappearance of Leon (I Mean Noel). She also wrote and illustrated many picture books and was an accomplished graphic artist. She designed dust jackets for dozens of books, including the first edition of Madeleine L’Engle’s classic A Wrinkle in Time. Ms. Raskin died at the age of fifty-six on August 8, 1984, in New York City.
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My favorite line was an introspection by a 17 year old. Funny enough it still applies to most social interactions
"He couldn't think of a single thing to say that wasn't stupid or childish or childishly stupid."
This book was assigned to my son as reading material for 8th grade, logically I got a copy to discuss with him.
Four stars. This is good material to spark and inspire young minds. No brainer for a Newbery Medal.