The Westing Game

by Ellen Raskin

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Book Information

Publication Date: 1978


Reading Level: Lexile Measure 750L, Scholastic Guided Reading Level V


Interest Level: Grades 6 - 8


Major Awards: 1979 Newbery Medal Winner


Number of Pages: 208 pages


Approximate Word Count: 63,440 words words -- The average reader will spend 4 hours and 13 minutes reading The Westing Game at 250 words per minute.*


Audible Book Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins


Book Themes: Appearances, Wealth, Family, Patriotism, Identity, Communication, Lies and Deceit, Society and Class


Genre: Mystery, Children's Literature


Setting: Sunset Towers And The Westing House, Wisconsin


Important Quote: Life, too, is senseless unless you know who you are, what you want, and which way the wind blows.


First Line: The sun sets in the west (just about everyone knows that), but Sunset Towers faced east. Strange!


Point of View: Third Person (Omniscient)


*Estimate from Reading Length

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