Publication Date: 1978
Reading Level: Lexile Measure 750L, Scholastic Guided Reading Level V
Interest Level: Grades 6 - 8
Major Awards: 1979 Newbery Medal Winner
Number of Pages: 208 pages
Approximate Word Count: 63,440 words words -- The average reader will spend 4 hours and 13 minutes reading The Westing Game at 250 words per minute.*
Audible Book Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
Book Themes: Appearances, Wealth, Family, Patriotism, Identity, Communication, Lies and Deceit, Society and Class
Genre: Mystery, Children's Literature
Setting: Sunset Towers And The Westing House, Wisconsin
Life, too, is senseless unless you know who you are, what you want, and which way the wind blows.
First Line: The sun sets in the west (just about everyone knows that), but Sunset Towers faced east. Strange!
Point of View: Third Person (Omniscient)
*Estimate from Reading Length