|The Patchwork Girl of Oz
||[Jun. 23rd, 2010|09:33 pm]
Twelve Months of Reading
I thought I had already posted about this one but it doesn't look like it ever made it to the internet. This is the only other book of the series that I had read before starting this time around. I don't know why I'd randomly picked this one up but I remember it being a favorite and held on to it for quite a while before it got left behind in all of my moves. There's actually a good possibility the book is still at my parent's house for my nephews to read.
What I enjoyed about the book then was what I enjoyed still. There was an actual sense of conflict and need to make things happen before things went really wrong. I also think the Patchwork Girl Rags is one of my favorite Baum characters. Somewhere in the book she talks about how proud she is to be different and how awful it would be to be "normal" and the same as everyone else. Of all the manufactured "lessons" to come out of these books, I think that's one that's pretty solid and thoughtful. Almost as deep as "there's no place like home."