"Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West" by Gregory Maguire
This is a whole new take on "The Wizard of Oz". It is from the point of view of the Wicked Witch, who isn't actually wicked. She is working for Animal rights. Animals are different from animals because Animals have soles. The Wizard is actually the wicked one. He has revoked Animal rights.
The story starts not long before Elphaba (The Wicked Witch of the West) was born and continues on through the events in her life. She goes to school in Shiz and is room mates with Galinda (The Good Witch of the North). They aren't enemies, infact they become "sisters" and try to make things right in OZ.
It took awhile to read this book, mostly because it just didn't captivate me.
Three stars ***