- Paperback: 406 pages
- Publisher: Harper Paperbacks; 1 edition (September 27, 1996)
An astonishingly rich re-creation of the land of Oz, this book retells the story of Elphaba, the Wicked Witch of the West, who wasn't so wicked after all. Taking readers past the yellow brick road and into a phantasmagoric world rich with imagination and allegory, Wicked just might change the reputation of one of the most sinister characters in literature.
Books are on FIRE lately. Maybe after my slump a few weeks ago I have taken on a brighter side. This book was brillant! The writing just moved fluidly. Leaving an enchanting tale that I plan to cherish.
Elphaba's life is not what it seems or even what we would have thought it to be. It seems one mistake after another leads her on a journey. Her poor sister Nessarose had a unfortunate accident in which a house landed on her only to lead her death. You really felt like you had a grasp on what the characters were really like.
Elphaba was not what you thought. She was so misunderstood you actually feel for her. She's even a freedom fighter. Imagine that! Could you imagine never knowing if you really had a child or not? Me either!! Crazy things seem to happen. Yet they fit in so well with the book. This book was so exciting all the way to the last word written. Bravo on this book.
I have read a few of Gregory Maguire books. My reviews on those soon to come.
Man it's was a GREAT vacation. I got a ton of reading in! (vacation was in Feb)
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