Pdf/E–pub [The Westing Game: The Deluxe Anniversary Edition] Par Ellen Raskin
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Really powerful writingTurtle was by ar my A Virgin For The Taking (Clemenger Sisters favourite character swiftlyollowed by Angela These two characters sisters really complimented each other and I loved how many layers they each had especially the darkness in Angela as spoiler she turns out to be the bomber I also loved Sydelle and Otis calling Otis the 65 year old delivery boy was antastic by the way The other characters with the exception of Grace the mother of Angela and Turtle although still strong with characterisation didn t uite have the same impact on me as these characters I think it s because there are just so many main characters in this book It was a bit overwhelming For a long time I didn t even realise that Crow would be a significant character either So that threw me a littleDisability representation is also amazing with the character of Chris who s a wheelchair user and I loved how this book has other characters making assumptions about Chris and being stereotypical but that these characters are then either called out or the narrative voice becomes really snarky as it tackles the misconception This is honestly one of the best books I ve read or disability representation And eually it s not just disability that the book calls out about this there s also a lot on The Moretti Marriage feminism and the role of women with charactersighting stereotypes and traditional viewsThe writing style of THE WESTING GAME is The Dark Duke fun and snarky and I can see why it would appeal a lot to children and teenagers It s just so plucky andun to read and the narrative voice of the book is really great There is a lot of head hopping in the stream of consciousness style as we re bounced A Measure Of Love (Kincaid Trilogy from one character to another but uniting all these characters is this snarky voice which is both snarky and judgmental on the current POV character and about others in general And because the head hopping is constant and the whole thing is written in this style very similar to Woolf s this is one of the rare instances where I doeel that the head hopping worksThis is a masterful piece of writing Highly recommended This is a review of the edition not the writing I am gobsmacked at how bad the uality is the cover is so thin and doesn t even completely cover the pages either Starting Over on Blackberry Lane (Life in Icicle Falls front or back The whole is slightly blurry and the print is tiny Don t buy Now I am trying toind another version Some reviews have said that this book is a page turner the characters are great and that you ll want to read it again and again I experienced none of thisI m the kind of person who The Soul Of A Thief finishes a book once they ve started it and The Westing Game was one of those books that was thankfully short The characters were not great the storyline confusing the clues so jumbled that you couldn t even try and make sense of them only carry on reading in the hope that something is told to you Even if something is told to you you can not trust the sincerity of it as it would be one of the character s opinions hastily jumped to and often clearlyalse These kinds of Claiming His Desert Princess (Hot Arabian Nights false trails lead the reader no where and are boringLittle progression is made until the very end of the book when out of no where and to no real effect the mystery is solved or the characters involved just comeorward of their own random accord and say hey it was me I was seriously disappointed with this book considering all of its good reviewsWould not recommend. Award An ALA Notable Book A School Library Journal One Hundred Books That Shaped the CenturyA supersharp mysteryconfoundingly clever and very Secret Baby, Surprise Parents funny Booklist starred reviewGreatun Mystify (Mystyx, for those who enjoy illusion word play or sleight of hand The New York Times Book ReviewAascinating medley of word games disguises multiple aliases and subterfugesa demanding but rewarding book The Horn Bo.
Ahead and read it you won t be disappointed I could not stop reading this book THE WESTING GAME by Ellen Raskin is a phenomenal mystery and I m actually in awe of how good it is As I was reading it I kept The New Baby forgetting it s a novel as it seemed like a puzzle and the writing style is just amazingIt s one of the children s titlesor my postgrad creative writing course but it reminded me so much of Virginia Woolf s style I actually googled the book to see if it s taught to children at schools or just used Wild Streak for degree level courses because of this almost stream of consciousness style and complexity with so many beautiful nuanced layers It s recommendedor ages 10 and upward and I have since learnt it s taught widely in US schools but as a UK reader I hadn t heard of this book at all and here it often seems only to be taught to adults as an example of how children s stories should be as complex as adult stories as obviously you shouldn t write down to children It will give great satisfaction to adult readers who may be reading it aloud to children as they ll understand the complex themes in it that younger children may not Though I think children 10 and older would grasp the deeper meanings in this book and YA readers certainly willThe story P.I. Daddys Personal Mission (The Coltons of Montana, follows 16 people a mixture of children teenagers and adults as they listen to the reading of Sam Westing s will and discover that one of them is a murderer All 16 are then thrown into the Westing Game where each must solve clues pertaining to the identity of the murderer At times these clues are almost set out like an instruction manualor a game so we as the readers are also playing along It s this interactive uality that I m Say Youll Stay And Marry Me finding so addictiveIt took me a little while to get into this book mainly because there are just so many main characters and we re not told a whole lot about these to start with But we re thrown right into the mystery and it s like we re trying to solve the mystery at the same time as learn about the characters which does work really well as we re trying to work out who the murderer isAnd working out who the murderer is was just something I couldn t do which rarely happens But I really had no idea Andor that I loved this book It s just so powerful and it was refreshing to read such a complex and wonderfully plotted mystery that kept me on my toes as a reader I was really making sure to read every single word on each page in case I missed a clueAlso the narrative devices in this book are great We ve got multimedia in this as we get recounts of Sam Westing s will and other documents And all of these are clues Rafaellos Mistress for the mystery tooThe ending of the book wasstrange I don t know it s hard to describe it without getting into spoiler territory Because there are big twists and though these were satisfying I was kind of waitingor something to happen as I was readingbut then by the time I got to the very last page I realised that the ending was perfect as it was If there had been another twist it probably would ve detracted The Boleyn King (The Boleyn Trilogy, from the uietly powerful ending where the true impact of it only hits you after you ve stopped reading and you ve got time to thinkAnd thoseinal pages where time suddenly speeds up and we learn what happens to the children as they grow up and the deaths of the older characters who were adults in the story is really heartbreaking It G The Westing Game Ellen Raskin also thought about the design and layout and ultimately the way in which it contributes to the reading experience of the story This deluxe anniversary edition honors her original design work and displays bonus content showing the behind the scenes work of designing a book Ellen Raskin style Winner of the Newbery Medal Winner of the Boston GlobeHorn Book.
First things Rascal first my one star review has nothing to do with the story itself Iirst read The Westing Game in 1981 as a third grader Since then I ve made it a point to read it once each year it s that well written No there are no surprises left in store Another Day of Life for me but rereading this story is like visiting a dear oldriendThat said this edition is an absolute disgrace WhyEllen Raskin was an illustrator She had very specific desires What Would You Like? for the layout and design of this book I know that because it s documented ever so briefly at the back of this edition pictures of galley proofs and notes she wrote delineating exactly how she wanted things to look And that s important because the style of the original is uniue Uniue and beautiful Whether it was the typography whichonts to use and where or the chapter headers the title between two rows of dots or the dividers single centered lines of dots or even the chapter numbers themselves she was meticulous about how it should look Penguin Publishing was kind enough to include thirteen pages worth of pictures of her notes regarding these issues so the reader could get a better Narcissus in Chains (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, feelor just how much design went into the bookThen they took her ideas and threw them all out and replaced all the custom Cinderella for a Night (36 Hours, formatting with generic They took the lifeblood out of the design of the book and replaced it with something easieror their typesetters to doIf they d just done this and nothing else it wouldn t be a big deal they did it with the Kindle editions of the book But this Deluxe Anniversary Edition specifically celebrates Raskin s design and they ignored it It would be like hosting a celebration of the world s greatest chef but catering the dinner with McDonald s This edition is an absolute slap in the Friend Foe face to anyone who appreciates the originalIf you re just looking to read the storyine Understand that you re missing out on a significant part of the charm and The Longevity Diet feeling of this book On the other hand if you want to see the notes Raskin wrote the ones in this book and many many are available online thanks to the University of Wisconsin Madison But if you re like me and you re looking to replace your tattered old copy look elsewhere A childhoodavorite of mine that I had to share with my own children I recall being confused the Grassroots Innovation first time I read it but I genuinely enjoyed it If you like a suspenseful book that you can go back to each time yo I purchased this because I owned the book as a child and liked the story so much I wanted a copyor myself This is about a group of people who move into a new condo building What begins mostly as a group of strangers they ind out they might have might have in common than they think when a rich old millionaire turns up dead and they re all listed as potential heirs to his ortuneEven though the novel is considered young adult I think it holds up well to read over and over again It has a couple of slightly spooky or creepy parts to it and is also pretty witty And the mystery keeps you guessing throughout the story It s a good mystery Architecture and Utopia for older audiences as much as is itor middle school aged kids Modern classic is very accurate I recently read this as an adult after many years since my Perfect Cities first read through as a teen The book is actually better than I remembered and I greatly enjoyed it I really can t describe it here without spoilers so just go. A Newbery Medal WinnerFor over thirtyive years Ellen Raskin's Newbery Medal winning The Westing Game has been an enduring Prometheus Wired favorite The Westing Game Deluxe Anniversary EditionBefore writing The Westing Game Ellen Raskin was an incredibly accomplished graphic artist designing dozens of books including the coveror the irst edition of A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine LEngle While writin.
Pdf/E–pub The Westing Game: The Deluxe Anniversary Edition Par Ellen Raskin
Ellen Ermingard Raskin March 13 1928 – August 8 1984 was an American childrens writer and illustrator She won the 1979 Newbery Medal for The Westing Game a mystery novel and another childrens mystery Figgs Phantoms was a Newbery Honor Book in 1975In 2012 The Westing Game was ranked number nine among all time childrens novels in a survey published by School Library Journal a monthly with primarily US audienceBio from Wikipedia the free encyclopedia