by Tahereh Mafi (Author)

This captivating and colorful adventure that reads like a modern day fairy tale, from the bestselling author of the Shatter Me series is the perfect gift!"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 Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year★ Shelf Awareness Best Book of the Year★ A Chicago Public Library Best Book of the Year★ 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 series"A 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

In "Furthermore," Tahereh Mafi weaves a captivating tale that delves into the depths of identity, love, and the complexities of human relationships. The novel follows the journey of Alice Alexis Queensmeadow, a young woman grappling with the aftermath of a traumatic event and struggling to find her place in the world.

As Alice navigates her new reality, she encounters a mysterious and enigmatic character known as Smith, who challenges her perceptions of the world and forces her to confront her own demons. Through their interactions, Alice begins to uncover hidden truths about herself and the world around her, embarking on a quest for self-discovery and healing.

Mafi's writing is characterized by its lyrical prose and thought-provoking insights into the human condition. With "Furthermore," she creates a story that resonates on a deeply personal level, exploring themes of loss, resilience, and the enduring power of love.

The novel's exploration of identity is particularly noteworthy, as Alice grapples with the complexities of her own identity and struggles to find a place where she truly belongs. Mafi delves into the nuances of societal expectations and the pressures they can exert on individuals, creating a powerful narrative that challenges readers to reflect on their own identities and the ways in which they are shaped by the world around them.

"Furthermore" is a poignant and thought-provoking novel that delves into the depths of human experience. With its intricate characters, introspective narrative, and exploration of profound themes, Mafi's work is a must-read for those seeking a story that challenges their perspectives and resonates on a deeply personal level.


432 pages