2014 **** 452 pages
One thing is for certain: after reading this book, you'll never look at The Wizard of Oz the same way again. As it turns out, Dorothy didn't care too much for Kansas after all, and returned to Oz, kicking Ozma out of power and assuming the throne herself. She has mined Oz, keeping all the magic for herself and rules over the Ozians with an iron fist. Meanwhile, another Kansas girl, Amy Gumm (fitting, considering Judy Garland's real name was Frances Ethel Gumm), has been whisked away to Oz, via tornado. Her mission: kill Dorothy. It's an unforgettable book that really transcends the boundaries of what "Young Adult" fiction can be.