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I often felt like the characters wouldn't have acted that way - given his own description of them!

I don't like being preached to. If you want to really write a political book with obvious leanings, then do so.


But don't package it like this. And this book could have been a great vehicle for a basic statement on many different things - animal rights, our ideas of "others", our treatment of people different from ourselves, a broad idea of what is good and evil as opposed to what people often label good and evil - but didn't have to be so skewed to the author's personal beliefs.

Animal Farm,and many others come to mind - I really believe that this story COULD have had the potential to be a classic, had it not been so mishandled.

So many of these concepts were brought up and then abandoned. Or they were brought up and dealt with in a talky soliloquy, and without any real wicked gregory maguire view or anything. It was like the author was determined to present every possible political view he had and, one way or the other, force it into the story.

But as he got writing and trying to actually write a STORY as opposed to an editorial opinion piece, he lost wicked gregory maguire of what he was saying or the point he was trying to make.

So many themes and ideas were a complete mess. Not explained fully, explained too fully, so vague and wicked gregory maguire they were impossible to understand, or more often than not, forgotten altogether. I would have appreciated ANY resolution - even skewed to the author's opinions - rather than what he often offered, which is nothing.

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It also felt so smug wicked gregory maguire superior - it seemed like he referenced things for the sake of feeling smart or proving he was informed- like a college student mentioning Nietzsche in conversation, not because he really wants to discuss the ideas or whatever, but because it sounds smart and proves he's beyond such things as keggers.

I just didn't like anything about this book. I stuck with it to the end, hoping that maybe things would change, or maybe things would come together in a way I didn't expect - but nope. I can only assume that it was so wicked gregory maguire because of the interesting concept of the book or the fear to admit that they didn't get it or the broadway play - which I have wicked gregory maguire is great and might better explain of the popularity of the book.


People loved the musical and bought the book thinking they would like that too. Anyway, I wouldn't recommend this book to anyone. Refusing to bunk with the common girls in the wicked gregory maguire dormitory the Pink DormitoryGlinda rooms with seventeen-year-old Elphaba, with whom she initially does not get along very well.

Elphaba is not interested in socializing, and Glinda, who descends from the noble Arduenna Clan of Gillikin, is more interested in climbing the social ladder than becoming friends with her green roommate. Later, Galinda decides to mock Elphaba by making her wear an unflattering hat. When Elphaba looks pretty anyway, Glinda says so, partly horrified that she talked to the "green girl.

They start attending Doctor Dillamond's wicked gregory maguire lectures together.

Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West

Doctor Dillamond is a self-aware goat, and part of a minority of talking Animals designated by capital letter that hold civil rights equal to humans.

Doctor Dillamond informs the class that, under the despotic reign of the Wizard of Oz, Animals are being discriminated against, treated like regular animals and, in some wicked gregory maguire, forced to return to the fields. Doctor Dillamond's fear that Animal discrimination is becoming widespread appears affirmed when Madame Morriblethe Headmistress of Crage Hall at Shiz University, holds a poetry soiree that becomes a forum for her to spread propaganda against them.

Elphaba is drawn to the Animal rights movement early on; she later becomes Doctor Dillamond's secretary and lab assistant. As she revolts against her father's faith, she develops a deep passion for Dillamond's growing movement against the new government regime.

Dillamond becomes something of a mentor for her. He represents everything her father despises, and she forms a bond with him that is closer than to anyone she has previously met.

Elphaba becomes friends with Wicked gregory maguire, the son of the Munchkin mayor from her hometown, who has a crush on Galinda.