Blogmas Day 17! 🎄

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Hi everyone,

Another book that I have read this month has been Wicked by Gregory Maguire. I saw the Wicked broadway show whilst in London recently (amazing costumes!) and thought that I should read the book. I had seen this book years and years ago whilst working in a bookshop. How can you miss the green tinted edges?!

I was surprised, the book is really different from the musical. Not sure why I expected it to be identical considering different people have written the book and musical.

This book is centred around Elphaba aka The Wicked Witch of the West (from Wizard of Oz) and starts from when before she was born and follows her up until she is known as the Wicked Witch of the West. I think you would enjoy this if you enjoy the Wizard of Oz, otherwise not much of the book would make sense. It’s quite long and at times, fluffy. By that I mean padded with paragraphs of things that don’t matter in the long run. It’s an enjoyable read so if you’ve seen the musical and/or have read the Wizard of Oz, give this book ago to get the complete story of all the characters from the Wizard of Oz.

Have you read this and what do you think? Would you recommend the next few books? Let me know in the comments below.

-S.

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