No Place Like Oz: A Dorothy Must Die Prequel Novella

No Place Like Oz: A Dorothy Must Die Prequel Novella

by Danielle Paige

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062280763
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 11/12/2013
Series: Dorothy Must Die Series , #1
Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 196
Sales rank: 79,634
File size: 2 MB
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

About the Author

Danielle Paige is a graduate of Columbia University and the author of the New York Times bestselling Dorothy Must Die series. Before turning to young adult literature, she worked in the television industry, where she received a Writers Guild of America Award and was nominated for several Daytime Emmys. She currently lives in New York City.

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No Place Like Oz: A Dorothy Must Die Prequel Novella 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 36 reviews.
MadHatterReads More than 1 year ago
I love modern re-imaginings of the classic tales that I grew up with. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz was one of my favorites, so when I saw the title for this series it stopped me in my tracks. Dorothy Must Die? Dorothy? Dorothy Gale? But she was the heroine. Just how could the girl who was all rainbows, ribbons, and sweetness change so much that she deserved her own house or bucket of water? I HAD to find out. The series prequel, NO PLACE LIKE OZ, focuses on Dorothy’s return to Oz and her corruption from heroine to villain. Danielle Paige does a wonderful job with Dorothy’s transformation. I have to admit that I wasn’t very fond of her right from the beginning of the novella. Oh, she wasn’t evil…not quite…but she was very self-absorbed and bitter that her fame of riding the tornado had waned. She desperately wanted to have her share of the spotlight again and she made me want to smack her with how she treated Aunt Em, Uncle Henry and even the farm animals. My dislike of Dorothy only grew stronger over the course of the novella and I have a feeling that her wickedness is going to surpass the Wicked Witch of the West. Ms. Paige’s writing is excellent. Her take on the world of Oz is vivid and extremely reminiscent of Baum’s original. I love that she incorporated characters found throughout the series, not just those that you might be the most familiar with. It’s as if Ms. Paige really transports us back to Oz. I was blown away by NO PLACE LIKE OZ and I can’t wait to meet Amy Gumm, the girl who is destined to take down Dorothy. You need to hurry and read NO PLACE LIKE OZ now because DOROTHY MUST DIE is going to be a must-read when it comes out April 1, 2014.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read this book. It's awesome and sets you up for the next one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was expecting to learn about Oz and how it all began, but I was not expecting to learn so much about Dorothy. I found myself liking her and then hating her. I became very intrigued with Ozma and I really hope there is a book or novella dedicated to her. I am excited to continue with this series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a recomendation from a friend and just saying... you should buy it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was really good.I really loved how it made you fill like you were in oz and with dorothy.Its a good and fun book to read you should really read this wonderful book.
Take_Me_AwayPH More than 1 year ago
I bought this long ago when it first came out, but I put off reading it until right before I knew I would be reading Dorothy Must Die. Why? Because I knew there was no way I could read this and then be content for five months until the book comes out. And after reading it, I'm so glad I waited. "'Around here they don't believe in anything they see with their own two eyes." 9%      I can already tell that I will love Dorothy Must Die. In this book alone there were so many references to The Wizard of Oz and I kept falling more and more in love with the World of Oz. There was a melting reference, all your favorite characters from the original was there, and there is a twist that I was not expecting. As y'all know I'm a huge fan of re-tellings that stay true to their original, and this one delivers a twist but it is just about spot on. I really liked it. "'I was their niece and they had raised me, but we were in Oz now. Here in Oz I wasn't just another prairie girl. I commanded respect." 79%      The only thing I didn't like about.... I got kind of bored in the middle.  It seemed like nothing was happening. Granted it was a novella, but that should be all the more reason to gut punch me into wanting the book. Finally when Dorothy began to see her *ahem* new self, that's when I really began to like it again. Unfortunately, that was 85% in. But still, I was entertained and I can't wait to read the next one.   "'Home isn't just where you're born. It's where you b/elong." 90% ;    No Place Like Oz is a short, semi-entertaining read that will make you want the next in the series right away. Never fear, you don't have to wait much longer!
JoannaDursi More than 1 year ago
What I’m enjoying most about this series is how the author takes what we thought we knew about Dorothy and Oz and twists it. She’s taking Dorothy to a really dark place and I LOVE it! Dorothy is downright rotten in this and I can’t wait to see what happens in the later novels.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nice story. A tad slow. Wonderful climax. Only real complaint is Dorothy was not sweet enough and her descent to madness was a tad too rapid. The Scarecrow was not kind and innocent enough. I missed the nostalgia I thought I woud get because te characters referenced the old Oz, but were too different right off the bat. The voices did not sound true.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Can do no wrong:)
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