The book left me sad and ready to read Son of a witch. Let's start at the beginning i started reading and i wasn't in love. It actually took me four months to read this book. That is like a millennium in my reading world. I usually finish a book in a week if i'm busy a month tops.
The book starts off with Elphie's childhood and the musical doesn't make it as terrible as the book does. Her parents were terrible. She grew up and went to school where she met Glinda and her eventual main love interest. After a series of choice Elphie ends up in Oz where she runs into her Prince again and this time he is married but their growing bond is hard to ignore. He turns out to be one of the few people that look past the green.
After his death, Elphie and her son travel to the West where the prince's children and wife live. Elphie stays there and eventually starts to build her reputation as the wicked witch of the west. Especially when the prince's family is killed. She is left with her son and flying monkeys.
The story eventually goes into when Dorothy arrives in Oz and kills Elphie's sister. Elpheba returns to oz to retrieve her sister's shoes and through some backstabbing by her backstabbing friend Glinda and her bad reputation. Elphie is eventually destroyed by Dorothy leaving her son to fight off his crush on Dorothy and live alone for the first time.