Out of OzOut of Oz by Gregory Maguire
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Read 2/23/2012
Now we come to the end of the series. I enjoyed every book in this series. What I most enjoyed is the growth shown. Some complained that Out of Oz didn’t have the same ‘magic’ as the original book. I felt that the books showed the progression of the country as it worked it’s way through different rulers and social unrest. Also the characters were different, they grew, their lives were affected in different ways.

In Out of Oz the story picks up about 8 years after the end of Son of a Witch, and a few months after A Lion Among Men. We are reunited with some characters we know well, such as Glinda and the Lion, Liir and Candle, some that you might consider ‘bit players’ that keep popping up. And some that made brief appearances or that we only heard about.

And we learn what happens to Liir’s daughter, born at the end of Son of a Witch with green skin like her grandmother. There are other long hidden mysteries of Oz that come to light.

Although the books seemed to drag in places with discussion of troop maneuvers and military strategies. With the country at war and the characters major players in it, it was necessary. It helped to flesh out the characters, give a reason for their actions.

The ending was logical, perhaps not the ‘happy ending’ some might want, but satisfactory and I would recommend this book. I would also suggest that you read the books in order.

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I got the name Bella because my grandfather called me Suzabell. I use that as a username and my friends on the site started calling me Bella. Thus was born: Bella Foxx's Life, now known as "just a city girl" since I have made the big jump from the country and am now living in the City, UES. I like to make jewelry (check out my blog "Bella is creative" started April 17, 2008) and write. I like to do cross stitch and knit. I sew, I don't really enjoy it, but I enjoy the clothes. I like to read the Bible, books, magazines, online newspaper articles, blogs, jokes on candy wrappers, ads on the subway, billboards, backs of food boxes, lists of ingredients and recipes, cleaning directions, sayings on shirts. I post my reviews on "Just a girl, living, reading, watching, and writing", on Shelfari, Library Thing and Goodreads.. I am allergic to practically everything: grass, trees, weeds, animal dander, dust, mold, wheat, apples, nuts, fish and coconut. The fish and coconut are so serious I carry an Epi-pen and wear a Medic-Alert bracelet. And last but not least. I love the Yankees.

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