Today I am going to do a wonderful book, that I can't believe I waited so long to review it. "Wicked" by Gregory Maguire, is a tale about the Wicked Witch of the West, like you have never heard before. Have you wondered why she is evil, or green, and was she always this way? Well, this book will answer all your questions and leave you will a version of The Witch of the West like you never had before.
Here is the summary taken straight from Goodreads...
"In Baum's land of Oz, 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. Green-skinned Elphaba, future Wicked Witch of the West, is smart, prickly and misunderstood; she challenges our preconceived notions about the nature of good and evil."
I don't want to give away too much of this book, because I want you to experience this wonderful new world for yourselves. I will say that you learn how the Scarecrow, Tin Man, and Cowardly Lion become who we know them to be. You will even learn about Glenda's past and everything you thought you knew about the Land of Oz will be turned upside down.
I will tell you this through, if you ever get a chance to see "Wicked The Musical", you need to go see it. To have this book played out before your eyes and know how OZ began, is on show you don't want to miss. I have seen it twice, once on Broadway and next in Dallas, you won't be disappointed and it is well worth the money.
Rating: 5/5 Wicked the Musicals.......