Author: Gregory Maguire
Publisher: Harper Collins
Would you like to nominate this book for Teens’ Top Ten?
If yes, please give a 2-3 sentence summary of the book that will make other teens want to read the book. If no, please tell us why you would not nominate this book.
While Wicked was a very good book, it is an older book that would probably not be considered for a Teens Top Ten book now. This is my only reason for not nominating it because it was beautifully written and showed a new side to a classic story.
What did you like about the cover? Did the cover reflect the contents?
The cover got me interested din the book because I could immediately tell that it was going to be about the Wizard of Oz, which I love. The cover reflected the contents in that it showed a picture of the Wicked Witch of the West or, as we know her in the book, Elphaba, being whispered to by a white being which can be assumed to be Glinda.
Describe the most compelling aspect of the book.
This book was very emotional and went into the classic story of the Wizard of Oz from a different point of view. I've always loved stories that reveal that the antagonist wasn't as evil as they seemed because I like to believe that there is good in everyone, and this book reflects that.
Were you disappointed with any aspect of the book?
I wouldn't say that I was disappointed with any aspect of the book, but I did see the musical before I read the book, so there were some things that I was waiting to happen that either didn't happen at all or didn't happen the way I expected them to.
How would you rate this book?
4 - Better than most