Jen’s review of Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West (The Wicked Years, #1)
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Aug 31, 2008 08:28PM
Hi Jen, Thanks for the good advice, I've been debating on this one and now I know not to bother. I appreciate these kinds of reviews, it saves me time!!
Dec 30, 2008 06:07PM
Jen, you put into words exactly how I felt about this stupid book. The musical was much better.
I couldn't connect to anything about this book. Nothing made sense. What was purpose of that elephant scene, anyway?
Feb 12, 2009 11:00AM
I agree. I kept waiting and waiting for something meaningful. Then nothing. Bucket of water and it's over.
Aug 19, 2009 08:10PM
I got all the way through 3 chapters and decided that life was too short to waste on this book.
Apr 28, 2013 11:15AM
Sadly I discovered this the hard way.. At least it looks pretty green on my bookshelf. The edition is pretty but, the complements only get this far.
Mar 17, 2014 08:37PM
I strongly disagree. I loved this book. Youre right about the play and book being very different. The play was made for idiots, the book was written to challenge minds. Don't say a book was boring if you are not the type of person who likes being challenged when you're reading a book! And I read this when I was... hmm around 19/20... its perfectly fine to read if you're a teenager. Elphaba was a character with passion and strife and yearnings! She was a martyr and worked against dictatorship. It had all elements of mystery and thriller and political intrigue. I also liked all of Maguire's follow up books to this.
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