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 bluebirds. 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 a yellow brick road—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.
Dorothy Must Die from The New York Times bestselling author Danielle Paige is a dark series that reimagines The Wizard of Oz and deserves a place on our Best Teen Books List.
In this video review of Dorothy Must Die, Camille shares that the book came with a warning from her favorite bookstore owner. “She said it was pretty twisted and maybe I wouldn’t want to read it.” Of course, she jumped right in after a description like that!
“One side of me really loved it and loved how everything got scary and messed up and on on the other side I was like, ‘Awww I’m never going to see Dorothy and everything else the same way again. But it was worth it!'”
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