Hi bookish fans!
I recently read Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi and I wanted to chit-chat a little bit about this book!
By Tahereh Mafi
Genre: Middle Grade
Rating: ★★★★☆ (4/5) see: Goodreads Review
“Love, it turned out, could both hurt and heal.”
“If this wasn’t an emergency Alice was a dill pickle.”
Official Book Synopsis:
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 loooovvveeeeed this middle-grade book. It was so cute. The narrator, Bronson Pinchot, made this one of the most enjoyable reads I’ve ever had. Besides his amazing character voices and ability to story-tell, the story itself was exciting. I loved listening to Alice grow throughout the book and her stubbornness in life and lessons made me giggle several times as I was listening. The worlds and adventures in this story were full of color, life, and adventure. Sometimes when I read more “adult” or “young-adult” type books there is a lack of pure imagination and adventure that middle-grade books still grasp onto which I love. There were ideas and things described in Alice’s story that I feel like my grown-up brain wouldn’t have been able to come up with as I’m more logical now. I enjoyed being reminded of that adventure and heart I would have had around that age and it made the story so much fun. While the ending was a little predictable, it didn’t take away from the story for me. Additionally, Mafi’s writing in general is wonderful and I’m so glad I got a chance to enjoy this story! I am looking forward to reading Whichwood in the future.
- Have you read this book (or listened to it?? I want to know if anyone loved Bronson like I did!)?
- Have you read Whichwood or anything else by Tahereh Mafi?
- Is anyone looking to read this in their future TBR books?