Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi

Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi

Publisher: Dutton Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: August 30th 2016
Genre: Middle Grade Fantasy
Source: ARC from Yallwest
Link to the author: http://www.taherehbooks.com/

Click Here For The Goodreads Summary 

Rating:

3.5 ferrenberries out of 528110143

Buzz Words:

Magic, Adventure, Danger, Quest

Favourite Quote:

“Oh Picnicsticks!”

“They walked for days. Weeks. Months and Years.
‘Don’t be so dramatic,’ Oliver said. ‘It’s only been fifteen minutes'”

My thoughts:
I’d like to start out by letting you know this is my first book my Tahereh Mafi so I wasn’t sure what to expect. The cover is out of this world amazing and Tahereh’s words painted a world just as vivid. I have never pictured a world so bright and beautiful. You could tell from the way she writes that she see’s things very differently from most. I think if Tahereh described an ordinary apple it would become fascinating. Alice Queensmeadow (I love her name) goes on a quest to find her father and her only companion is a boy named Oliver who Alice clearly despises. I like when two characters are thrown together and butt heads at the start, it often makes for a comical journey. The quote I loved perfectly sums up the banter between the two characters that I loved. I did giggle often while reading Furthermore but I often found Alice annoying as well. There were times I had to put down the book because situations were so dramatic and exaggerated. It just wasn’t to my taste. I also found that while Furthermore itself was interesting it was too random and I was often confused. I know that some enjoy that sort of whimsy, but I do not. This is no reflection on the writer, just my personal taste. I enjoyed the middle of the book when Alice and Oliver started to work together but then all of a sudden we came to the end. It felt rushed and convenient. All in all I enjoyed it, I would like to read more by the author and it will leave a lasting impression on me. I doubt I will ever read another book as vibrant or erratic.

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