DMD is a dark take on Frank L Baum’s Wizard of Oz. Amy Gumm is ‘trailer trash’ and her life his crap. However, like the naive farm girl we know and love, her trailer is transported to Oz and is the only person that can save the country from evil dictator Dorothy.
My Verdict: This story breathes new life into a classic. For younger readers, the story is a pure adventure but older readers will notice influences of Orwell’s 1984. This makes me feel 11 again and Amy Gumm is my new Katniss Everdeen. Paige’s writing is exciting and intriguing. Brilliant debut.. love you, Danielle!