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  • In the book "The Westing Game"  by Ellen Raskin one of the main characters is Turtle Wexler. Turtle is very independent from the rest of the group. No one is very fond of her. She is always the least cared for from her mother. In the book the author states "The third bedroom was a trifle small, but it was perfect for Turtle" (Raskin 3). Turtle always gets 
  • Turtle is a small thirteen year old girl who is protective over her braids. Everyone knows not to mess with Turtle's braids, or you will get kicked in the shins. For example, Flora Baumbach pulled her braid and instantly regretted it. "quickly sank back down again to protect her sore shin in the shag carpeting" (Raskin 10). You should never pull her braids. 
  • Turtle Wexler doesn't care what anybody says to her. She is very bold than the rest of the heirs. In the book Sydelle says "You're just jealous of your sister". Turtle replies, "Maybe, but I am what I am. I don't need a crutch to get attention. Right she said, everyone knew Turtle went too far. 
  • "I don't need a crutch to get attention"!
  • In the beginning of the story, Turtle was mainly a brat. She gave attitude when she talked to anyone. When her sister was picking out a wedding dress she wasn't having it. The author states "It's no sillier than a wedding dress, " Turtle snapped (Raskin 10).
  • It's just a dress!
  • In the middle of the story, Turtle changed from being a brat to being smart and serious. In the book it states, "pacing the floor, hands behind her back, she confronted each of the heirs in turn, with a hard stare" (Raskin 160). After everything that was going on she started to take things seriously. 
  • At the end of the book,  Turtle remained smart and determined to solve the mystery. She used all the clues and figured out that Samuel Westing is not dead at all. Turtle remarked "even though nobody asked. There was no murder. The word murder was first mentioned by Sandy (..) (Raskin 168). She figured out that Sanddy McSouthers was actually Samuel Westing. 
  • Samuel Westing isn't dead at all!
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