1. What makes a good mystery story?
2. What are some mysteries that you have read?
3. Do you like mysteries, why or why not?
4. Looking only at the title and cover, make a prediction about what will happen in this story. (Don't read the back yet!)
5. Has The Westing Game won any awards? Is so, which ones?
6. Has Ellen Raskin (the author) written any other youth novels? Is so, which ones?