Book Review #92
Author: Tahereh Mafi
Publication: Dutton Books For Young Readers
Release Date: August 30, 2016
Pages: 401 pages
My rating: 5/5
The bestselling author of the Shatter Me series takes readers beyond the limits of their imagination in this captivating new middle grade adventure where color is currency, adventure is inevitable, and friendship is found in the most unexpected places.
There are only three things that matter to twelve-year-old Alice Alexis Queensmeadow: Mother, who wouldn’t miss her; magic and color, which seem to elude her; and Father, who always loved her. The day Father disappears from Ferenwood he takes nothing but a ruler with him. But it’s been almost three years since then, and Alice is determined to find him. She loves her father even more than she loves adventure, and she’s about to embark on one to find the other.
But bringing Father home is no small matter. In order to find him she’ll have to travel through the mythical, dangerous land of Furthermore, where down can be up, paper is alive, and left can be both right and very, very wrong. Her only companion is a boy named Oliver whose own magical ability is based in lies and deceit–and with a liar by her side in a land where nothing is as it seems, it will take all of Alice’s wits (and every limb she’s got) to find Father and return home to Ferenwood in one piece. On her quest to find Father, Alice must first find herself–and hold fast to the magic of love in the face of loss.
This book has definitely liven up to the expectations of its gorgeous cover and also all the hype that people have been buzzing on about. I don’t know about you, but I love every single thing about this book!
I love the land of Furthermore no matter how painstakingly haunting and terrifying it may be. It’s so different from Ferrenwood. If I were them, I wouldn’t want to leave the safe world of Ferrenwood too. Adventure has a major part in this story and it makes me want to just drop everything and go on one!
Alice likes to jump into conclusions most of the time and it gets annoying and exhausting. Although, she is very caring toward others around her. Oliver on the other hand is a fine young man who would go to great lengths to finish his task and never give up even though his task is near impossible to accomplish.
Everyone should definitely go and pick up Tahereh Mafi’s new book, Furthermore because it is filled with moral values, magical worlds beyond your imagination and adventures that await you right from the comfort of your own reading corner.