The Wizard of Oz Review

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (Oz, #1)

Almost everyone knows the story of the Wizard of Oz. A farm girl from Kansas gets swept up in a cyclone and is transported to a magical world, where she is hailed hero for killing a wicked witch accidentally with her house when she landed. She wants to be able to go home, but she is told that she has to go to the Emerald City and speak to the Wizard of Oz. Along the way she meets a Scarecrow who is looking for brains, a Tin Man who wants a heart, and a Cowardly Lion looking for courage.

I was pleasantly surprised by this book. I am used to going back to old fairytales and seeing that when the movies were made that the story was toned down a lot. Therefore, the original stories would be violent, and often racist in some way or another, so I would end up disliking it. However, this story was just as pure and innocent as the movie was. I read this before Dorothy must Die to see if there would be any discrepancies between the remake and the original story, and I still found none.  So I recommend this to anyone who wishes to read the Dorothy must die series or who simply wants to read a nice and sweet classic book.

Overall Rating: 5/5

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