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    I am having a really hard time getting into it. I'm about half way through, and I don't think that I really like it all that much. However, I will finish it.
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    I have this book. I got it for Christmas '04 and devoured half of it in a day. (I read pretty darned fast.) Far from being the creature that I was frightened-out-of-my-head of as a child, Elphaba seems like someone I'd want to be friends with in this book.
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    I got this book based on this thread, and just finished it. I loved it, and couldn't put it down. I found Elphaba to be a very sympathetic character, and I'll never see the Wizard of Oz in the same way again. Although like others of you, I don't quite see how someone would read this and think, "musical."
    My copy includes an excerpt from a sequel, "Son of a Witch," coming out in October.
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    Hard for me to get into...really enjoyed Confessions of an ugly step sister. Cinderella is no longer the innocent in my mind!! Getting ready to start on "Lost" by the same author. Any one read this one yet??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucy
    I got this book based on this thread, and just finished it. I loved it, and couldn't put it down. I found Elphaba to be a very sympathetic character, and I'll never see the Wizard of Oz in the same way again. Although like others of you, I don't quite see how someone would read this and think, "musical."
    My copy includes an excerpt from a sequel, "Son of a Witch," coming out in October.
    Alright, Lucy! I can't wait to read Son of a Witch. Did it look good?
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    Quote Originally Posted by alaskangurl
    Hard for me to get into...really enjoyed Confessions of an ugly step sister. Cinderella is no longer the innocent in my mind!! Getting ready to start on "Lost" by the same author. Any one read this one yet??
    I loved Wicked and Confessions, but Lost was awful. I didn't finish it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dinahann
    Alright, Lucy! I can't wait to read Son of a Witch. Did it look good?
    It did look fairly good, although there really wasn't enough to tell.

    I read "Mirror Mirror" after this one, and I must say, it was just ok. Not nearly as entrancing as "Wicked."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucy
    It did look fairly good, although there really wasn't enough to tell.

    I read "Mirror Mirror" after this one, and I must say, it was just ok. Not nearly as entrancing as "Wicked."
    Thanks, Lucy! Have you read Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister yet? I thought that was the best of all, really. It had a shocking plot twist to it.
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    I haven't, Dina -- I went from Wicked to Mirror Mirror with the intention of reading them all, but then was a bit put off. If you say it's worth it, though, I'll try it soon.
    It's such a fine line between stupid, and clever. -- David St. Hubbins

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    I'm about a third of the way through Lost and I may give up. So far, I hate this book. It's not drawing me in, it's not making a great deal of sense and the writing is just odd.

    I only picked up Lost because every other book by Maguire was checked out.
    I could go east, I could go west, it was all up to me to decide. Just then I saw a young hawk flyin' and my soul began to rise. ~Bob Seger

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