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I subbed for a week and read this while I sat in class and I'm disgusted with the fact I got paid to sit there ...
on August 20, 2017
Do NOT and I mean NOT read this book!!! Even if you've never seen the play and thought maybe you would want to read this before you watch the play or whatever, just NO. DON'T DO IT.
I subbed for a week and read this while I sat in class and I'm disgusted with the fact I got paid to sit there and read that book because the book is really THAT BAD. I should've made smarter choices and taken something better to read.
Anyway, Maguire can't figure out what he wants this book to be, except for maybe dark. He hit dark well. But its also confusing because there's so many threads to follow and NO PAYOFF.
I guess you could read it as Elphaba having no follow through with the projects in her life but really it reads as the author having no clue what direction he wanted the story to go in. Is he an animal rights activist? Does he protest against racial inequality? Or is he just pro one-dimensional characters?
I read another one of his books as a sophomore in high school and I don't remember it being this bad. I might have to reread that one as well to see if it was also a burning effigy of hatred towards good literature.
In short, like I've said already. Don't read this book. Don't even read it ironically or read it thinking you might be able to get something really super deep out of it that no one else has. Because believe me, I tried myself to dig for deeper meaning and I scoured the internet for it and came up empty. Its just nothing.