Dorothy Must Die - YA Review by Claire W

Reader: Claire W
Age: 12
Title: Dorothy Must Die
Author: Danielle Paige
Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books
Pub Date: 04/01/14
Galley: Yes
Top 25: Yes
Convince us to read the book: This book was great. This is the aftermath of a story most people know. But the author has turned it into an amazing story. It fits along with The Wizard of Oz perfectly and is well done. The plot was great. The character development was very well done. I feel like the main character, Amy, was greatly changed throughout the book. I read this book in less than 2 days and still couldn't read it fast enough. I never felt that there was a single slow part in the book at all.
Memorable or Forgettable: Well the setting wasn't original but still great. The author truly captured the feeling of Oz itself. You really feel like you are walking on the yellow brick road too. But the interesting twist in the story was so so so well planned out.
Cover: The cover was great. It hooks you and gives you a clue to what the book is about. The cover is simple and complex at the same time.
Age Range: 12 through 17
Quality: 5Q Hard to imagine a better book
Popularity: 4P Broad general teen appeal
Additional CommentsThis book was just all around great.
Annotation: Amy Gumm lives in Kansas. But all she wants is her mother to start acting like a mother and to get out of Kansas. But one night she gets her wish. She and the trailer her mother and her lived in, is swept away to Oz. There she finds Oz in complete disarray because of DOROTHY.

tags:  dystopian fantasy / Wizard of Oz / revisionist writing / ya lit

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