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.
My Rating: ★★★★★
Furthermore (95%) is a fantastic middle-grade fantasy novel by Tahereh Mafi. It was the perfect book to start off my year! I hadn't read any middle-grade for a long time, (This summer...?) and I am so glad I decided to pick this one up. It was also my first book by Tahereh Mafi since I haven't read her Shatter Me series. (Still contemplating this. Leave your thoughts in the comments. I need an outside opinion.)
First off, I loved Alice and her quirky personality. She was such an awesome girl to read about. I loved her fiery personality and cleverness that she presents throughout the book. She doesn't ever give up, even when things look really bad for her and her friends in Furthermore.
I also really liked how Mafi wrote the narration. 3rd person narrators with their own personality are one of my favorite things in books. It adds another dimension to the story like you've sat down around a campfire to listen to someone tell the tale.
My favorite part(s) of this book, however, are the magic systems of both of the worlds that Alice is a part of. Color, as a system of magic, is a great concept, especially for a middle-grade novel. I loved learning and exploring this new system of fantasy.
Did you enjoy Mafi's latest novel? Let me know in the comments below!
As she rediscovers her love for middle-grade,
Why must you look like the rest of us? Why do you have to be the one to change? Change the way we see. Don't change the way you are.
― Tahereh Mafi, Furthermore
Ashton is a high school girl with a passion for books. She also participates in other activities such as sports and musical groups.