Furthermore is Tahereh Mafi’s first middle-grade fiction. It’s one of those books with the intent to make you believe it is okay to be different, which is really important.
This story follows a girl by the name of Alice, a colourless girl in a colourful world. Alice lives in Ferenwood with her family and her father has been gone for a long time. One day she embarks on an adventure with Oliver to find her father. This happens in -Furthermore, a unique and most certainly twisted world.
I have to mention Tahereh Mafi’s flowery prose by saying it was one of the things I enjoyed the most about this book. The plot was extremely entertaining, there was always something going on which made it difficult for me to put down the book. The world itself was just a little too silly for my taste though but that’s okay.
Alice was an amazingly strong and fierce main character that stud up for her beliefs, not to mention Oliver is an exceptionally determined guy. There’s a lot of character development throughout the book: at the beginning of the novel both Oliver and Alice are very selfish and nieve (which is okay given the fact they are children) and I feel like by the end they are so much more mature and that is incredible. I do feel it ended a bit to fast and that it could have been better developed.
Furthermore was a super fun and whimsical tale and I really enjoyed it. I didn’t love the book but I found very entertaining. Even though it is a middle-grade story it wasn’t juvenile, considering it approaches more complex issues when compared to other middle-grade books out there.
I give this book 3 out of 5 stars.
Bye, keep on reading.