Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi

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It takes a long time to get to Furthermore, where the real adventure begins, and impatient readers might not make it that far. But patience will be rewarded.
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A captivating and colorful adventure that reads like a modern day fairy tale, from the bestselling author of the Shatter Me series.

"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
 
Inspired 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

★ "A fast-paced, funny, and richly imaginative story that embraces and celebrates individuality." – Publishers Weekly, starred review

★ "Rich, luscious, clever prose." – Kirkus, starred review


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About Tahereh Mafi

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Tahereh Mafi is a girl. She was born in a small city somewhere in Connecticut and currently resides in Orange County, California, where the weather is just a little too perfect for her taste. When unable to find a book, she can be found reading candy wrappers, coupons, and old receipts. Shatter Me and Unravel Me are the first two novels in a trilogy about Juliette.
 
Published August 30, 2016 by Dutton Books for Young Readers. 402 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Children's Books. Fiction
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Reviewed by Liesl Shurtliff on Sep 09 2016

It takes a long time to get to Furthermore, where the real adventure begins, and impatient readers might not make it that far. But patience will be rewarded.

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