Book Review: DOROTHY MUST DIE
Published April 1st 2014 by HarperCollins
I 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.
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:
Remove the Tin Woodman’s heart.
Steal the Scarecrow’s brain.
Take the Lion’s courage.
Then and only then—Dorothy must die!
I actually purchased this book for my classroom library. I’d heard such great things about the story and knew I had a few students that would fall in love with Dorothy Must Die.
I’ve started and stopped reading this in-between students checking it out, but have found the story very interesting. I love everything OZ and this proves to be a fresh take on a classic story. I will say that it has nothing on the true story of The Wizard of Oz OR on Wicked.
There are many conflicting reviews out there, but this is a book you should read to decide on your own. I also won’t get into any of the politics and rumors swirling around the creators of this book series. I read books. I like books. I write books. That’s my opinion.