Maud De Kerangal De Kerangal từ Vlasyevskaya, Arkhangelskaya oblast', Nga, 164591
something about the fact that this takes a traditional "fairy-tale" and twists its on its head is remarkable. the development of the characters is beautiful, the backstory for the Wicked Witch is so believable, and you are left wanting more, i think. not only that, but there are twists and turns you don't expect. and it's really genius. if you don't love elphaba, i don't know how you claim to have a soul. also, it's a scathing critique on today's society. absolutely fascinating when you look at it through a real political lens. seriously.