Dorothy Must Die

imageI 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 blue birds. 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 the yellow brick road, though—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.

And I have a mission.

This was an exceptionally different, and enjoyable interpretation! Although it started out, and continued to be a bit… Dark for me, I enjoyed it overall. I will never be able to watch The Wizard of Oz again. Or read the book. Or anything of the likes. The book. This book got to me. It painted these beloved characters in such a different light, but it was so well done! A lot of other books I’ve read, trying to do the same thing, just came off as cheesy or rip offs. But Dorothy Must Die did I great job!

4 out of 5 stars!

Maddie

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