When I first started reading The Westing Game, I thought it was just going to be another mystery, where you know who committed the crime halfway through the book. As my class progressed through the book, I started to realize that The Westing Game was much more complicated than I thought. Ellen Raskin, the author, writes so many clues; some are hidden, and some are put right under your nose, but you don’t notice them. Simple words such as rose (don’t worry, this is not a spoiler) suddenly become blaring clues. It’s amazing how such a simple book can be so complex. The Westing Game may seem like just another mystery book, but I strongly recommend that you read it.
I am proud of two things. First of all, I am proud of doing my work more efficiently this year. I am able to get my homework done quicker than I did last year while I am still working as hard. Also, because I finish my homework quicker I have more time to read. I have been reading a lot more books than last year.