Wicked- Gregory Maguire

Synopsis (from Amazon)

An astonishingly rich re-creation of the land of Oz, this book retells the story of Elphaba, the Wicked Witch of the West, who wasn’t so wicked after all. Taking readers past the yellow brick road and into a phantasmagoric world rich with imagination and allegory, Gregory Maguire just might change the reputation of one of the most sinister characters in literature.


I did rather enjoy this book. I really liked Elphaba the majority of the time, in parts she kind of reminded me of me, although I did think she took to long to appear. I dislike Galinda but once she became Glinda I began to like her although I always found her a little snobby. Ultimately though I didn’t think her actions were meant badly. I can’t say I though much of he end though. It didn’t seem to fit very well with the rest of the story and [highlight for spoiler]I didn’t understand why she wanted the shoes so much. It’s worth a read though, and I may read the sequel if they have i at the library.



Filed under Fantasy, Fiction review, YA

5 responses to “Wicked- Gregory Maguire

  1. Hi, I am visiting via the hop. Wicked is one of my daughter’s favorite books. Her and her friend waiting seven hours in a cancellation like to see it on Broadway. Guess what? Their wait paid off, they got second row seats!

    Have a great weekend.


  2. lucybirdbooks

    I have been wanting to see the show for years, my sister has seen it and loved it but I haven’t yet. I want to even more now I’ve read the book.

    You have a great weekend too 🙂


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  4. I liked the story, but not the lauguage. I thought the constant sexual themes got in the way of the story. Son of a Witch is ok, but not as good as the first. I have not read the third one yet.


  5. Lucybird

    I can’t honestly remember that much sex, although I can remeber some and it probably wasn’t really needed (although I liked the emotional attachment element of it). I still haven’t read Son of a Witch, so many books so little time!


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