Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi Review

Hey Everyone,

I hope you had a good weekend and had a good Monday. I finished Furthermore a while ago and I have to say I absolutely loved it. This book is very different then her Shatter Me Trilogy which I mention, because you can’t compare the two. Furthermore is very fun and whimsical. The perfect middle grade book. 

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Tahereh Mafi is known for her beautiful writing and this book is no different. She is extremely descriptive and every line is written with distinct purpose. She did a great job building this world and with her descriptions it’s easy to visualize. Especially with how the story relates to color. I loved Mafis writing style in this book, because at times the narrator talks to the reader. This is very different then her Shatter Me series which was very poetically written. I haven’t read a middle grade book in a long time, but this book is very colorful and it reminds me of Alice in Wonderland. 

I don’t think this book is for everyone especially since it’s a middle grade book. I know to some the way the characters behave may seem annoying, but we have to remember our main character is 12 years old. I recommend this book to everyone if you’re looking for a silly, whimsical, fun, yet dark read. There are real life elements to this book that I think would be great for all kids and even adults to read. 

“She’d decided long ago that life was a long journey. She would be strong and she would be weak, and both would be okay.”

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“Why must you look like the rest of us? Why do you have to be the one to change? Change the way we see. Don’t change the way you are.”

I would love to hear what you all thought if you’ve read this book. If you haven’t read it do you plan on it? What are your favorite middle grade books?

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