I gave this story four stars because I thought it was really mean that Westing played a trick on all the heirs.
I thought it was neat that the names he had used the directions on a compass. I liked the way Grace named the restaurants and I like that she owned so many of them. I thought it was smart that Sydelle figured out that the puzzle involved a song. I thought it was neat the Judge figured out who Sam’s wife was and that Sam was trying to get her to be the answer. I thought it was nice that Turtle covered for her sister. And I liked how they created a message board in the elevator to communicate back and forth.
My favorite part of the book is when Turtle figured out exactly what happened and she was the only one who knew the secret all her life and all his life.
Reading a book a week with my six-year-old son David is a weekly project for 2011. You can read more about it here.