For Modern Mrs. Darcy's 2017 Reading Challenge my selection for the reading for growth category: a Newberry Award winner or Honor book I read The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin.
Sadly, I would say, "It's not going to win any awards!" But, The Westing Game is a highly- proclaimed award winning novel for over 30 years. Here is another one of those sought-after, avid-reader, acclaimed mysteries that 'just-everyone-should read' books and unfortunately it fell flat to me. I stuck with it until the end, though. But, once I was finished I'd wished I hadn't.
It was confusing.
It was boring.
There were so many characters with little depth. I was quite frustrated.
And, the mystery. What mystery?
For me this book served two purposes. Check off a new book read in 2017 and my 2017 Reading Challenge - and that is it. Reading should not be just about quantity, but quality.