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.
Decision Making is a hard thing to do. Sometimes we make mistakes and go the wrong way in Decision Making. If we go the wrong way in Decision Making what do we do? I think that many people get scared and don’t know what to do or they just keep quiet and pretend like they never made a bad decision. There is no one person in this whole universe who has never made a bad decision. Everybody has made many bad decisions. It’s part of life. I think that even newborn babies make a tiny bad decision. Every person in the world has made more good decisions that bad decisions. Here are some situations where you would have to choose to make a bad, good, or not so good decision; if you were a little kid and your ball went in the middle of the street and there were many cars on the road would you go after it or stay back and ask an adult to get it? What I would do? I would go to my mom and tell her that my ball went in the middle of the road. That would be a good decision. Another example, you are in a store with your mom and she tells you not to touch anything because she is mad at you. Do you go and touch something and make her even madder or do you just follow what she says? This example could be answered any way because it could be from a little kid’s point of view or a grown ups point of view. What I would do? I would follow my mom. Before you make a decision you have to think if it’s a good decision, a bad one, or a not so good one. Will it get you in trouble? Will it help you? Just think before you decide; that will help you. You won’t be perfect but you will be better off. I think that it was good that my teachers bring this up with the laptop pilot program.