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Oz Messes with my Head

the wizard of oz

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

By: L. Frank Baum

I decided to read this one for the Classicsathon being run by Lucy the Reader this month. I kind of have a strange relationship with Oz as the movie scared me as a child. Or at least what I remember about the movie.

I mean girl gets sucked up into tornado, dropped in strange lands, commits homicide by house, meets a talking Scarecrow and Tin Man (I like the lion). Girl is hunted by a witch for shoes that she can’t take off her feet and she just really, really wants to go home. What’s not scary about that?

Turns out the book messed with my head in other ways…