These are just a few of my favorite lines of “Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West” by Gregory Maguire. Turns out it’s not the musical. Whereas the musical changes how you think about Elphaba by portraying her as being good, just misunderstood, the book lets her be wicked. There is no riding off into the sunset with a scarecrow here. But even with her wickedness, I still felt for her. It calls into question whether there is good and evil, instead of just people doing what they thought was best in the situation. It was definitely an interesting read. It’s made me think.