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
The synopsis seemed interesting, as was the cover art. - Borders
The ending left me empty (not hungry for more). - Goodreads

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

User Review  - Nicole - Goodreads

This left me completely on the Witches side and made me more the nervous for the inevitable ending (which you already know if you have ever watched / read the Wizard of Oz). Though from what I have ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Christine - Goodreads

Beginning of 4 book series. First it was a bit intense then I could not stop reading all the books by Gregory Maguire! Read the last book of the series in May 2012. And I love the Wicked musical too! Twisted fairy tales for adults! Read full review

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Contents

Darkness Abroad
52
Galinda
64
The Charmed Circle
130
Copyright

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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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