Rosemary's Reviews > Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West

Wicked by Gregory Maguire
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Jun 06, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: ultimate-teen-guide
Read in August, 2012

I found this difficult to get into and it was never as engaging as I hoped it was going to be, and yet I really liked it. It has depth and the style is a strange mixture of fantasy and incomprehensible politics.

All the important characters are women, with men being around but mostly ineffectual. That was a change. As for Elphaba, the not-so-wicked witch, I found her fascinating, but hard to like.

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Fiona I really struggled with it and ended up giving up !

Rosemary I can understand that! It was touch and go for me at times but I was interested enough in Elphaba to keep going. I have to say though, it gets more and more weird.

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