Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Dorothy Must Die

Dorothy Must Die 
By: Danielle Paige
Published: April 01, 2014
Pages: 452

I didn't ask for any of this. I didn't ask to be some kind of hero.

But when your whole life gets swept up by a tornado - taking you with it - you have no choice but to go along, you know?

Sure, I've read the books. I've seen the movies. I know the song about the rainbow and the happy little bluebirds. But I never expected Oz to look like this. To be a place where Good Witches can't be trusted, Wicked Witches may just be the good guys, and winged monkeys can be executed for acts of rebellion. There's still a yellow brick road - but even that's crumbling.

What happened? Dorothy.

They say she found a way to come back to Oz. They say she seized power and the power went to her head. And now no one is safe.

My name is Amy Gumm - and I'm the other girl from Kansas.

I've been recruited by the Revolutionary Order of the Wicked.

I've been trained to fight.-

   This may come as a surprise, but honestly I could never stand watching the movie the Wizard of Oz. I'm not sure if it was because I was forced to watch it what felt like hundreds of times, or because of the movie itself. The plot was never interesting enough for me to enjoy, and I found the whole thing boring, kind of like waking up and going to school everyday boring.

   Now I'm sure you're wondering why I decided to read this book if I hated the Wizard of Oz? Well when my cell phone was revoked, and I was to spend the entire weekend with my mother, and this was the only remotely teen appropriate book left at target, I really didn't have much of a choice.

   Having said that, I'm really glad I got the opportunity to read this book! I started reading this book with a closed mind, but after about 40 pages, I was hooked. The main character Amy was witty, and different. I could relate to her, and found her to be realistic. This book is like the Wizard of Oz hyped up on Monster. I would have never thought I would have liked this book this much. If you love action, and adventure I would mark this one to read. I can't wait to see where the story takes me next.

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