|I debated on which cover to use, but I believe I like this||the best.|
With the first read-through at 17, I missed most of the political implications of the book. I blame this on not enough sleep and my Chemistry class. I remember the book being good, but almost too wordy for my taste. The next read-through maybe 2 years later was more of a success. The depth of the world Mr. Maguire creates is amazing, with animals, Animals, all the races of Oz and the variety of places; I have a pretty good imagination but I don't think I really had to try with this book. Now I realize L. Frank Baum had a huge hand in this, along with The Wizard of Oz for visuals, but I see a completely different place for this Oz.
Elphaba's background just makes sense to me, too. A growing insanity explaining the Witch's hysteria over Dorothy and Nessa's shoes. It's so storybook and so real at the same time. And Glinda. How I love this version of her then the pink princess from the movies...
I love Wicked. Read it. The end.