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.
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I’m reading The Red Kayak By Priscilla Cummings. My class and I went to a book talk on Wednesday, and The Red Kayak was a book talked about. This book is a mystery and I really enjoy reading mystery books. I stopped reading the book I was reading before this one because this one really grabbed my attention.
So far it is about how Mr. DiAngelo goes out on this red kayak on a very bad and rough day to go kayaking. The boy knows it’s a bad idea for going kayaking on this day, but he doesn’t know if he should say something or not. There was a story that goes along with “The Red Kayak” and why they went kayaking on a very bad and windy day. Read more to find out what happens!