Goodreads describes this book as “When Dorothy triumphed over the Wicked Witch of the West in L. Frank Baum’s classic tale we heard only her side of the story. But what about her arch-nemesis, the mysterious Witch?

This captivating tale takes place in the familiar land of OZ. This story is a political, social, and ethical commentary on good and evil following Elphaba, the mysterious green-skinned girl that becomes the Wicked Witch of the West. When we heard the classical tale we only get one side of the story, but what about the mysterious witch? Where did she come from and what makes her so wicked?

 I was ecstatic to find this book. It quickly shot up to one of my favorites. I hope you enjoy this read as much as I did.  If you enjoy this book please check out these other titles; Tales Told in OZ, Son of a Witch, A Lion Among Men, and Out of OZ.

Review by staff member Helene D.