Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi

Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi

I read Furthermore by Taherah Mafi off of the glowing recommendation from my sister, I enjoyed reading it but not as much as she did. This book follows Alice Alexis Queensmeadow on her quest to find her father. Alice lives in Ferenwood which is a world where everyone has color and magic, except for Alice. Alice has pure white skin and her only color is in her eyes which is amber colored. Alice feels unloved and like she will fail at her Surrender, which is when all the youth of the town show off their talent (which can be anything from persuading someone to do anything to breaking things when you clap) to be given a task to help the town. Alice thinks that by doing well she well will be her only chance to get away from her dismal family life and have her own life. But nothing goes according to plan and she ends up adventuring in Furthermore looking for her father. And along the way Alice has to confront herself and what her talent means. I liked this book, although it was a little bit slow to read. I also liked how it portrayed her family life, she wasn’t happy at home and she didn’t feel guilty about wanting to leave, I feel like a lot of books romanticize unhappy home lives. Although the philosophy was really interesting, I am taking philosophy in school this year and I can see major philosophers ideas, like Descartes and Hume, show up in the book. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes to think outside of the box.

$10.22
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