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Danielle Paige

Five Books That Will Take You to Another World

There’s no place like home. You can’t hear that sentence without thinking of The Wizard of Oz. But one of the things I never quite understood about that classic tale was Dorothy’s urgency to leave Oz, a magical place where she had friends, and go back home to Kansas. It’s one of the reasons I wrote Dorothy Must Die, an Oz retelling where Dorothy takes a bit of a dark turn and “no place like home” becomes “no place like Oz.”

I love books and movies that take you through the proverbial looking glass—seeing another world through the perspective of someone just like you makes the experience even more visceral. You get to experience the wonder through the eyes of the protagonist who has never stepped onto the Yellow Brick Road, or dropped down the rabbit hole, or stepped into the wardrobe…

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