‘Dorothy Must Die’, YA Novel From Ex-Guiding Light Writer Hits NYT Best Sellers List

Who better than a ex-daytime soap opera writer to turn the beloved world of Oz on its head, rebranding beloved Dorothy—she of the scruffy doggy and Kansas coming of age—as a ruthless, power-mad villain?

Former Guiding Light script writer Danielle Page has a bonafide YA hit on her hands with Dorothy Must Die, the first book in a trilogy revisiting the Wizard of Oz mythology. The saga of Amy Gumm, another Kansas teen, chosen to go to Oz and defeat a now-machiavellian Dorothy, recently hit the New York Times Best Sellers List.