Title: Furthermore (Furthermore #1)
Author: Tahereh Mafi
Genre: Middle Grade, Fantasy
Publisher: Puffin Books
Release Date: August 30, 2016
Alice Alexis Queensmeadow 12 rates three things most important: Mother, who wouldn’t miss her; magic and color, which seem to elude her; and Father, who always loved her. Father disappeared from Ferenwood with only a ruler, almost three years ago. But she will 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 Oliver whose own magic is based in lies and deceit. Alice must first find herself—and hold fast to the magic of love in the face of loss.
I love Tahereh Mafi’s books, so I wanted to try her middle grade stories. This book was a lot of fun.
This fantasy story reminded me of A Wrinkle in Time and Alice in Wonderland. Alice lives in a magical world called Ferenwood. She is unique because her hair and skin lack colour, when the rest of the world has tons of colourful magic. In this story, she embarks on a quest with Oliver to travel through the magical world of Furthermore to find her missing father.
This story was fast paced. Alice and Oliver traveled through many different towns in the world of Furthermore. They met different kinds of people, including tiny women in suits and people who live in tall trees. There were also a lot of funny magical parts, such as a ruler that measures the time you can spend in Furthermore.
This story was a fun read. I think kids and adults would love it!
What to read next:
Whichwood (Furthermore #2) by Tahereh Mafi
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
Have you read Furthermore? What did you think of it?