Furthermore is an imaginative Middle Grade Fantasy novel written by Tahereh Maf, New York Times and USA Today best selling author. The whimsical words, character and environment descriptions all helped to build an amazing world that would host the story of Alice, a twelve year old colourless girl in a colour-filled world. Like many of us, Alice feels like she doesn’t belong, and struggles to fit in.
“The sun was raining again. Soft and bright, rainlight fell through the sky, each drop tearing a neat hole in the season. Winter had been steady and predictable, but it was quite poked through now, and spring was peeking out from underneath it. The world was ready for a change. The people of Ferrenwood were excited for spring, but this was to be expected; they had always been fond of predictable, reliable sorts of changes, like night turning into day and rain turning into snow. They didn’t much care for night turning into cake or rain turning into shoelaces, because that wouldn’t make sense, and making sense was terribly important to these people, who’d built their lives around magic. And squint as they might, it was very difficult for them to make any sense of Alice.”p.3
Alice has been collecting bangles to wear on her arms and legs for over three years, thirty eight months to be exact – one bangle for every day since her father left. Alice Queensmeadow teams up with Oliver Newbanks to help him with his task he was assigned after his Surrender. He agrees that if she helps him, then he will help her find her father. Alice leaves her mother and three triplet brothers to go on an adventure with the boy she doesn’t really like all that much, Oliver, who has the gift of persuasion, and the ability to know the most private secret of every person he meets. However, Alice has made a bond – as long as she doesn’t tell a lie, she would never be fooled. Together they travel to an strange land called Furthermore.
Kids around ten years old and up would enjoy this book – that being said, keep in mind I am thirty five and I thoroughly enjoyed this book 🙂 I would love to read more books about this wonderful world.
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