Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi - ESSENTIAL

Mafi, Tahereh  Furthermore, 401 pgs.  Dutton Children’s Books, 2016 (Penguin).  $17.99  Content: Language: G; Violence: PG; Mature Content: G.  

Twelve year old Alice Queensmeadow is a lonely girl who has lost her father whom she truly loves.  When a mean boy from school, Oliver, asks Alice to help him finish his task that the town of Ferenwood has assigned him, Alice doesn’t want to help him.  But when she realizes that Oliver’s task might lead her to her father, Alice embarks on a true adventure into Furthermore with Oliver.  

I think Tahereh Mafi is an insanely good author.  Her imagery is magical and this twist on Alice in Wonderland is fun to read.  The character development is well paced and the ending made me wish this was a series.  The audio book reader, Bronson Pinchot, is very good.  

EL, MS – ESSENTIAL.  Reviewer, C. Peterson.

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