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Didn't keep my attention
on 20 July 2011
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 this.
I'm the kind of person who 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 clearly false. These kinds of false trails lead the reader no-where and are boring.
Little 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 come forward of their own random accord and say 'hey, it was me!').
I was seriously disappointed with this book, considering all of its good reviews.
Would not recommend.