Hey guys, it’s time for another book review!
This time I’ve chosen Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi. What caught my attention for this book was the colorful cover! It looks so magical and beautiful. I tend to judge books by their covers, and when Maya from Socialbookco offered me this book to review, I couldn’t say no! (Obviously!)
So first of all, thanks to Socialbookco.com for the review copy of Furthermore! ♥
by Tahereh Mafi
Published: August 30th, 2016.
Goodreads Rating: 4.08 (1,169 Ratings)
My Rating: 4.5 stars (★★★★★)
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“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.”
I read that this book is for middle grade children, but of course… that’s what they say about Percy Jackson and Harry Potter so, I had to give it a try! No regrets at all! This book was colorful, bright, and fun!
We join Alice on her journey through this mysterious, colorful and magical land (Does Alice in Wonderland come to mind?). This place has so many tricks and stuff going on at the same time! The only reason I took out half a star from this book is because the world of Furthermore is VERY confusing. We randomly keep learning new rules and laws without any background… sometimes I had to re-read a page or two to actually understand and grasp every detail that she was throwing at us.
Other than that, the story was very easy to follow, and you couldn’t help but love Alice. She’s a very bright girl, who feels like an outcast because she’s the girl that has no color in a land full of color. It was sad that she felt like an outcast, it was sad that she didn’t see her worth; but I think this is perfect for middle schoolers and young teenagers (tweens?) because it shows how important it is to believe in yourself and how important and powerful Alice’s relationship with her father is. I would love to talk more about this relationship, but I’d be spoiling VERY important details from the book.
This book is important in the way that it shows that it’s okay to be different, and that we all have different talents that makes us unique in our own ways. This is something that children (specially middle schoolers) should know. You don’t have to be like everyone else, you don’t have to copy other people.Being yourself, will bring you to those people that will truly love you for who you are.
Oh my God, I feel like I got very deep outta nowhere!
Before I finish I want to share my favorite quote from the book:
“She’d decided long ago that life was a long journey.
She would be strong and she would be weak, and both would be okay.
Thank you for reading my review!
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