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In my opinion, Wicked is a diverse novel, casting a light overthe morals of right and wrong and what it means to be good or wicked. The book has a stong plot, although I would nt reccomend it to younger readers. At some points in the novel( near the middle), the readibility starts to falter, and you are left with underdiscribed characters, where you need to make the rest of the characters background and what they look like by yourself. Saying that though, wicked is a gripping, medium paced read, and is a classic everyone must read. The story is strong in this novel, and after you have tread it, you are left wanting to read it over and over again. After reading the last chapter, the words of the author are left imprinted in your head for months. A Must read
Paperback. Pub Date: 2003 07 Publisher: Harper When Dorothy triumphed over the Wicked ... more
Witch of the West in L. Frank Baum's classic tale we heard only her side of the story But what about her arch-nemesis the mysterious Witch Where did she come from How did she become so wicked And what is the true nature of evil Gregory Maguire creates a fantasy world so rich and vivid that we will never look at Oz the same way again. Wicked is about a land where animals talk and strive to be treated like first-class citizens. Munchkinlanders seek the comfort of middle-class stability. and the Tin Man becomes a victim of domestic violence. And then there is the little green-skinned girl named Elphaba. who will grow up to become the infamous Wicked Witch of the West. a smart. prickly. and misunderstood creature who challenges all our preconceived notions about the nature of good and evil.
Out of Oz Bestselling author Maguire's remarkable series comes full circle with this, his ... more
fourth and final excursion across a darker, richer, more complex Oz landscape. Even Dorothy makes a triumphant return in Maguire's magnificent Oz finale--tying up every loose green end of the series he began with his classic "Wicked," the basis for the smash hit Broadway musical. Full description