A bizarre chain of events begins when sixteen unlikely people gather for the reading of Samuel W. Westing's will. And though no one knows why the eccentric, game-loving millionaire has chosen a virtual stranger - and a possible murderer - to inherit his vast fortune, one thing's for sure: Sam Westing may be dead... but that won't stop him from playing one last game! (Summary and cover courtesy of goodreads.com)
This was a fantastic one! Growing up I thought the premise of this book looked a little boring so I figured I would skip it. My teacher had a copy and would let people borrow books and I refused. Granted at the time I was really into the Redwall books, but I do wish I had read it when I was Turtle’s age. That being said, I don’t think reading at a particular age would add or take away from the enjoyment.
In the beginning I was really struggling to keep each of the characters straight, but once I got a little further into it, it was well worth the investment. The concept of “who did it?” was not done annoyingly like I have sometimes felt. The puzzle was so good that I didn’t start to suspect the answer to the riddle until the very end! The epilogue did make me cry, but in a good way. All in all, this was a very refreshing, fantastic read that I would highly recommend.
Rating: 5 stars!
Who should read it? Folks who love puzzles and stories on how people can change their lives.