Furthermore (A MG Book Review)


Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi

This was a sweet, imaginative retelling of Alice in Wonderland. I loved the descriptions of the various villages and people in Furthermore. At its heart this book is about relationships and the most important relationship of all, the one we have with ourselves. This book was well-paced in the beginning, then seemed to slow down before rushing through the ending. I would have been okay with a slower, more detailed ending. The climax, resolution, and denouement all happen in about the last 10-20 pages. Either way, the ending made me cry, so I consider that a good thing. I also liked how the story is narrated in an old-fashioned style. The colorful, topsy-turvy world building is also a standout for this book. A great fantasy novel for middle grade readers, or anyone looking for a unique retelling. (I am not sure this is officially described as a retelling, but I saw it mentioned elsewhere and it definitely seems that way.)

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