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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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3.8 / 5
June 1st, 2014
Just an overall amazing read! It's really nice to read her side of the story :)
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Explains but creates more mystery
February 26th, 2014
Some sort of a biography of the wicked witch of the west and explains how she may seemed wicked to people around her at the time she was portrayed in the wizard of oz.
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December 8th, 2013
To long and drawn out
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Wickiedly amusing
August 29th, 2013
Great book. Would recommend it to anyone with the condition that they must read the original.
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April 1st, 2013
A very different and unusual book. Definitely worth the read.
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Not a fan
March 20th, 2013
Until the end, I just didn't feel captivated. This was a lot darker of a novel than I was expecting, and u fortunately, I do not plan on reading the other books in the series.
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