I’m not always into pretty descriptive writing. I suppose it depends on the author. I’ve read books by authors who have been so descriptive, they’ve lost me. That was not the case for me with FURTHERMORE. It was descriptive, whimsical, and a lovely story about friendship and family. Pretty much my favorite thing about this book was Mafi’s writing.
The story follows Alice Alexis Queensmeadow, a twelve-year-old girl who sets out on quest to find her missing father, the one person in her life who seems to accept her for who she is—a person who lacks color. I sort of picture her like this:
Alice was another favorite thing about this book. Maybe because of her name and the whimsical nature of the book, but all throughout reading, FURTHERMORE kept making me think of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll. If you like Carroll’s books, I think you love Mafi’s newest book!
“Darling Alice. 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.”
“Studies have shown that thinking and wondering lead to thoughtful decision-making. It’s an epidemic.”
“People are so preoccupied with making sense despite it being the most uninteresting thing to manufacture.”