"It was a she. It was a her. Melena practiced conversations in her thinking when she was alone. The twitching, unhappy bundle was not male; it was not neutered; it was female. It slept, looking like a heap of cabbage leaves washed and left to drain on the table."
Summary: Based on the book, The Wizard of OZ By: L. Frank Baurn, this book shows the other side of the wicked witch of the West. Elphaba is a great believer in animal rights, who is smart and misunderstood because of her green tint. With that she goes on to try to help the Animals who are trying to be first class citizen. It will twist your thoughts about the Wizard of Oz upside down.
Wdebo's Review: I truly enjoyed this book. It was quite interesting to read a story from Elphaba's (the wicked witch of the west) point of view. Gregory Maguire always has an ability to change the way you look at fairy tales. It is the prequal to "Son of a Witch" which isn't as good but it was quite an interesting read. The bad things about Wicked is all of the adult themes, I'm not really a big fan of them in books, but what can you do about it? Anyways, I would recommend this to any one who is a fan of fairy tales and loves fantasy books. 9.1/10.
P.S.: The third book, "A lion Among Men" is coming out Autum 2008!!!
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