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.