Have you ever wondered what became of Oz after Dorothy clicked her heels and went home?
Have you ever wondered what became of Oz after Dorothy clicked her heels and went home? A follow-up to “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” (Though it is based more on the movie than the book), “Dorothy Must Die” by Danielle Paige is a twisted after-ever-after type novel.
High schooler Amy Gumm grew up with the movie “The Wizard of Oz”, idolizing Glinda the Good from a young age, like so many girls of our time. But it wasn’t until a tornado hit Dusty Acres, Kansas and swept her away from her mundane life that she would realize this fantasy would soon become part of her reality.
But upon her crash-landing, Oz is unrecognizable. The once flowery fields are desolate, the landscape barren, void of its former cheer. The Munchkin towns are empty, and there definitely isn’t any of the musical numbers Amy would have anticipated. It’s hard to believe that this depressing place is actually Oz. We soon find that Dorothy found her way back, and she isn’t such a sweet, innocent little girl anymore. She’s gone power hungry, commissioning Glinda and the Munchkins to drain the land’s magic so she can have it for herself. The only thing that remains as it was is the Yellow Brick Road.
This new novel is, in my opinion, likely to become a big hit. Presenting Dorothy in a completely new way, as well as Wicked versus Good, there really isn’t anything like it. However, due to some vulgar language, violence, and definite gore, it is definitely for the 13+ age range. If you can stomach some gruesome details, make sure to get your hands on a copy.