"The Westing Game" was not the best book I have ever read. The book did not seem to come alive to me, like "The Hunger Games" did. The characters were not realistic. This book was too mysterious. I couldn't picture what was happening. I don't think that Sam Westing should have had 3 other identities. Turtle was too young to play the Westing Game. Barney Northrup bothered me... he was the only person I could picture...YUCK! This book has events that would never happen. I don't have anything against the book, but it was just not my favorite.