Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi
Synopsis: 'Born as blank as canvas in a world brimming with colour and magic, Alice's pale skin and milk-white hair mark her as an outcast. Because, for the people of Ferenwood, colour and magic are one and the same. And since the disappearance of her beloved father, Alice is more determined than ever to prove herself and her own magical abilities. To do so she'll have to travel into the mythical, dangerous land of Furthermore, with the help of a fiercely annoying boy named Oliver. But nothing in Furthermore is as it seems, and it will take all of Alice's wits to find her father and return him safely home.'
I know you are not supposed to judge a book by the cover, but how could anyone resist such a cover as on ‘Furthermore’. The very reason I decided to read this book was the cover. I did not read the blurb on the back, the cover alone convinced me I should read this book.
It turns out that the cover reflects the words written inside; colourful, whimsical, magical and a little bit weird. At times the worlds could be a little bit confusing too, but this was an enjoyable, light read. Fun.
The author writes as beautifully as the cover illustrator draws. This was an inevitable adventure and one I would take again.
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