This captivating and colorful adventure that reads like a modern day fairy tale, from the bbestselling author of the Shatter Me series is the perfect gift!A place so full of enchanting beauty and topsy-turvy adventure... brimming with color and magic. --New York Times Book Review★ New York Times bestseller! ★ Featured on Late Night with Seth Meyers, NPR, TIME, and Entertainment Weekly ★ A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2016 ★ A Shelf Awareness Best Book of 2016 ★ A Chicago Public Library Best Book of 2016 ★ An Amazon Best Children's Book of 2016 ★ Los Angeles Times and Publishers Weekly Holiday Gift Guide selectionsInspired by her childhood love of books like A Secret Garden and The Chronicles of Narnia, bestselling author Tahereh Mafi crafts a spellbinding new world where color is currency, adventure is inevitable, and friendship is found in the most unexpected places.There are only three things that matter to twelve-year-old Alice Alexis Queensmeadow: Mother, who wouldn’t miss her; magic and color, which seem to elude her; and Father, who always loved her. The day Father disappears from Ferenwood he takes nothing but a ruler with him. But it’s been almost three years since then, and Alice is determined to find him. She loves her father even more than she loves adventure, and she’s about to embark on one to find the other.But bringing Father home is no small matter. In order to find him she’ll 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. It will take all of Alice's wits (and 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. “Tahereh Mafi is a maestro of words, and Furthermore the most magical painting that ever existed, bursting with color and heart and humanity. I wanted to stay inside this masterpiece forever.” – Marie Lu, New York Times bestselling author of the Legend and The Young Elites seriesA place so full of enchanting beauty and topsy-turvy adventure, it even calls to mind Wonderland and Oz.... Friendship, family and self-acceptance. What makes this book truly sing is the lush world Mafi has created, brimming with color and magic. —New York Times Book Review★ “Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi is a surprising, sensuous, delicious fantasy to devour.” –Shelf Awareness, starred review★ A fast-paced, funny, and richly imaginative story that embraces and celebrates individuality. —Publishers Weekly, starred review★ Rich, luscious, clever prose. —Kirkus, starred review
Embark on a captivating journey with "Furthermore," a remarkable novel by the acclaimed author Tahereh Mafi. Step into the extraordinary world of Alice Alexis Queensmeadow, a young woman with an extraordinary gift - she can see people's auras. Set against the vibrant backdrop of Northern California, Alice's life takes an unexpected turn when she meets Oliver, a mysterious and alluring boy whose aura is shrouded in darkness. As their paths intertwine, Alice discovers a hidden truth about herself and the world around her, leading her on a quest for self-discovery, acceptance, and ultimately, love.
Mafi's captivating writing style paints a vivid picture of Alice's extraordinary world, where auras are as tangible as colors and emotions are imbued with a luminous intensity. The story delves into themes of identity, acceptance, and the complexities of human connection, exploring the nature of love and the boundaries that divide us. With its lyrical prose and evocative imagery, "Furthermore" invites readers to immerse themselves in a realm where the ordinary meets the extraordinary, and where the power of love transcends all.
As Alice's journey unfolds, she encounters a cast of intriguing characters, each with their own unique stories and struggles. From the enigmatic Oliver to the supportive and fiercely loyal Celia, these characters add depth and richness to the narrative, creating a tapestry of human experience that resonates with readers. Mafi's ability to capture the nuances of human emotion and relationships shines throughout the novel, leaving readers deeply invested in the characters' fates.
With its compelling narrative, unforgettable characters, and thought-provoking themes, "Furthermore" is a book that lingers in the mind long after the final page is turned. Mafi's unique storytelling transports readers to a world where the extraordinary is woven into the fabric of everyday life, leaving them with a profound sense of wonder and reflection. Whether you're a fan of contemporary fiction, coming-of-age stories, or simply seeking a beautifully crafted tale that will touch your heart, "Furthermore" promises an immersive and unforgettable reading experience.