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Dorothy Must Die

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Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige 

High School student Amy Gumm is stuck in her dreary, depressing life in Kansas, until one day she is swept up in her trailer home and brought to the magical Land of Oz by a Tornado.  When she lands, she is shocked to find that she is in Oz; not only because the Land of Oz is real, but also because it has drastically changed from what it was like in the movie and books. It turns out that Dorothy, the Tin Woodman, the Scarecrow, the Lion, and Glinda have all turned evil. Apparently Dorothy has become addicted to magic itself, is extracting it from the Land of Oz, and rules unfairly and unjustly over Oz. 
 
Amy is soon picked up by a band of witches who are desperately trying to overthrow Dorothy. Amy is selected to have a major role in their plot to stop Dorothy, and is trained to become their assassin - because, above all else, Dorothy must die. 
 
If you love the story of The Wizard of Oz, you may or may not like Dorothy Must Die. You might get upset that the Dorothy you knew and loved is now selfish, evil, and very crazy! You also would not like how dark and twisted Oz has become. But if you like a good retelling of a classic story or fairy tale, then Dorothy Must Die is a must read. The ending of this book leaves you gripping the edge of your seat, and the conclusion leaves you wishing that the second book will come out sooner rather than later! 
 
I would give Dorothy Must Die 5 out of 5 stars. 
 
Reviewed by Sarah P.