The Westing Game
Characters: Angela Wexler- The Bomber
Otis Amber- private investigator;heir
Flora Baumbach- had a daughter that died; followed stock market
Berthe Erica Crow- Clues identify her as a murder suspect
Dr. D. Denton Deere - engaged; helps another find medical assistance
Julian R. Eastman- also called McSouthers, Northrup, Westing, and Windkloppel
Josie- Jo Ford- indebted to Westing for paying for her education
Doug Hoo- Won an olympic medal
James Shin Hoo- inventor and critical parent
Madame Sun Lin Hoo- the thief in the apartments
Sandy McSouthers- liked chess and made Turtle go to the dentist.
Barney Northrup- Real estate agent
Sydelle Pulaski- was the mistake of the heirs
Dr. Sidney Sikes- life long friend, known to limp
Christos Theodrakis- bird and people watcher
George Theodrakis- was in love with Violet Westing
Mrs. Theodrakis- supported spouse, not an heir
Theo Theodrakis- liked Angela Wexler
Samuel Westing- was married to Berthe Crow
Grace Windsor Wexler- tries many jobs
Jake Wexler- was a bookie and teaches english to an heir
Turtle Wexler- wins the game
Setting: The story takes place in Milwaukee, Wisconsin around Lake Michigan. Most of the action takes place at Sunset Towers and the Westing House.
Conflict: Samuel Westing was murdered. 16 potential heirs are invited to hear his will and are told that one of them will inherit 200million dollars if he/she can find the killer among them.
Resolution: Turtle wins the Westing Game when she figures out the mystery and becomes the heir.
Author: Ellen Raskin was born in 1984. She was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Same as the book's setting). She was a very creative person and described herself as an artist. She did illustrate several books as well as write many others. She is Mostly known for her work made for her children.
Opinion: My favorite characters in the book were Angela and Turtle Wexler. I love how Angela just is so nice to people and I like how Turtle defends herself and guess what she's my age; 13! I also like how she can be smarter than she looks. Same thing about Angela about being smarter than she looks. I mean her being the bomber. WOW! That's the last person you'd think was even the bomber. She's also not just a pretty face.