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The Westing Game

The Westing Game

by Ellen Raskin

Barney Northrup

Character Analysis

We know from the start that Barney Northrup is not a real person, but we don't find out who's impersonating him until nearly the end of the book. What we do know about him is he's a fast-talking real estate dude with a funky mustache and great lying ability.

SPOILER: He's really the second identity of Sam Westing.

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