It's the Wizard of Oz month here since I am participating in Classics Retold this month. I went on the hunt to find a Wizard of Oz retelling. Mostly I only found out about Wicked... but then I stumbled upon this great young adult book. I had no idea what to expect... but it's a great little book! Here is the goodreads description:
This a fun humorous book about some high school students who go to an upscale high school in the California area. They are doing a Wizard of Oz play but there is scandal because all the girls who are playing Dorothy seem like they are being sabotaged to not be in the play. I mean ... the jokes were a little juvenile true. I guess you could say that this book is more for middle grade.
I like that this book has a mystery and isn't your typical YA book. No love triangles, or any of that nonsense. If you are looking for something that is all about Oz this is the book too. It is more based off the movie then the the Wonderful Wizard of Oz book. I did really enjoy the humor in the book. The main character, Bryan Stark, talks to the reader. He is telling us the story and it is pretty funny.
Apparently, this book is a series!! Who knew? (up to four books in the series now) I have never heard of this author before and when I looked up the authors other books on goodreads they are all over the place! A West Wing (the show) companion guide, Sabrina the Teenage Witch books, and more. WOW! I probably won't continue on with the series only because they are a little young for me. Still though a lot of fun. If you are looking for a cute Wizard of Oz retelling this is perfect!
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