Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Page
Release Date: April 1, 2014
Age Group:Young Adult
Summary: 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!
My Thoughts: I really enjoyed this one but it was a bit weird. I didn’t read the novella first (when I started, I didn’t know there was one) but I may go back to it eventually.
We are introduced to Amy who has a hard life. She lives with her mother who pretty much ignores her. She drinks and just has her own life. Amy is pretty much ignored at school unless someone is picking on her. She’s quite invisible really. But she’s also average. She doesn’t really stand out.
One day a tornado comes and sweeps Amy’s home into Oz. But this isn’t any normal Oz. Its weird!!!! Everything is different or backwards and Amy is a long way from home.
I want to explain so much but if I do, I’ll give away so much and I don’t want too. This was such a fun story and I loved seeing how things are different from Dorothy’s Oz. But don’t worry Dorothy is around and so are all the other characters. I did really like the boy Amy meets and he made the story even better. I loved the plot. I love how Amy is destined to do things and how she believes she must follow them and set things right.
I really enjoyed this one and I want to say so much more but I don’t want to give away anything. If you know the original story of Oz, you’ll want to read this one and see how its different.
Overall: Yes, its a bit long. But I enjoyed it anyway. It probably could have been shorter but I enjoyed all the moments with Amy and everyone else. I liked seeing how things played out and I’m glad I read this one!
It was a very interesting concept and I can’t wait to read the next one!!!
Cover: Like it! Its a bit dark but it makes sense!!! Neat.
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