Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West

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Harper Collins, Sep 29, 2009 - Fiction - 432 pages
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When Dorothy triumphed over the Wicked 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?

Gregory Maguire has created a fantasy world so rich and vivid that we will never look at Oz the same way again.

  

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I loved the premise and basic storyline of this book. - Goodreads
There wasn't a lot of context or character development. - Goodreads
Elphaba is wonderful, the writing is magical... - Goodreads
Great storytelling, now I have to see the musical! - Goodreads
My advice: See the musical. - Goodreads
Worse, reams of character development are left untold. - Goodreads

Review: Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West (The Wicked Years #1)

User Review  - Claire Greene - Goodreads

I hated this book. Maybe it was because I was expecting so much with all the hype, maybe because I thought the original idea was so great, whatever. End result, I freaking hated this book. This is a ... Read full review

Review: Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West (The Wicked Years #1)

User Review  - Danny - Goodreads

This is one of my favorites. I generally like McGuire's books, but in my opinion this is by far the best of them. After reading my teenaged years away through endless sci-fi/fantasy books where the ... Read full review

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Contents

Darkness Abroad
52
Galinda
64
The Charmed Circle
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About the author (2009)

Gregory Maguire's bestselling novels include Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister and the first three books of the Wicked Years: Wicked, the basis for the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, Son of a Witch, and A Lion Among Men. Maguire lives with his family near Boston, Massachusetts.

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