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Wicked (Wicked Years, Bk 1)
Wicked - Wicked Years, Bk 1
Author: Gregory Maguire
The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West Wicked is a richly woven tale that takes us to the other, darker side of the rainbow as novelist Gregory Maguire chronicles the Wicked Witch of the West's odyssey through the complex world of Oz -- where people call you wicked if you tell the truth. — Year...  more
ISBN-13: 9780755331604
ISBN-10: 0755331605
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 495
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  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 15 ratings
Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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Another of GM's books that is definitely NOT for children. There are a few really creepy/icky parts in this book that I could have done without (in the city of Oz), but on the whole it was unique and fun, a very different and curious take on the classic story. I have NOT seen the musical, but I can tell you from photos I've seen that the sister "wicked witch" seems to be quite different in the musical than the book. STOP reading here if you don't want minor spoilers.... If you loved the classic Oz story, you may find some of the character changes offensive. Dorothy, at least in the book, is portrayed as an insipid idiot. The Wizard is evil, and Glinda is full of herself. If you are willing to accept these as another possible point of view, read it and enjoy it!
  • Currently 2.5/5 Stars.
reviewed Wicked (Wicked Years, Bk 1) on + 34 more book reviews
An interesting book.

Most of the book is from the point of view of the people around the Wicked Witch of the West. Those around her don't understand her It is only in the last section that we see things from her point of view. I wish that we saw more of the book from her point of view instead of those around her.

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