This captivating and colorful adventure that reads like a modern day fairy tale, from the bestselling author of the Shatter Me series is the perfect gift!

"A place so full of enchanting beauty and topsy-turvy adventure... brimming with color and magic." --New York Times Book Review

New York Times bestseller!
★ Featured on "Late Night with Seth Meyers," NPR, TIME, and Entertainment Weekly
A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2016
A Shelf Awareness Best Book of 2016
A Chicago Public Library Best Book of 2016
★ An Amazon Best Children's Book of 2016
Los Angeles Times and Publishers Weekly Holiday Gift Guide selections

Inspired by her childhood love of books like A Secret Garden and The Chronicles of Narnia, bestselling author Tahereh Mafi crafts a spellbinding new world where color is currency, adventure is inevitable, and friendship is found in the most unexpected places.

There are only three things that matter to twelve-year-old Alice Alexis Queensmeadow: Mother, who wouldn't miss her; magic and color, which seem to elude her; and Father, who always loved her. The day Father disappears from Ferenwood he takes nothing but a ruler with him. But it's been almost three years since then, and Alice is determined to find him. She loves her father even more than she loves adventure, and she's about to embark on one to find the other.

But bringing Father home is no small matter. In order to find him she'll have to travel through the mythical, dangerous land of Furthermore, where down can be up, paper is alive, and left can be both right and very, very wrong. It will take all of Alice's wits (and every limb she's got) to find Father and return home to Ferenwood in one piece. On her quest to find Father, Alice must first find herself--and hold fast to the magic of love in the face of loss.

"Tahereh Mafi is a maestro of words, and Furthermore the most magical painting that ever existed, bursting with color and heart and humanity. I wanted to stay inside this masterpiece forever." - Marie Lu, New York Times bestselling author of the Legend and The Young Elites series

"A place so full of enchanting beauty and topsy-turvy adventure, it even calls to mind Wonderland and Oz.... Friendship, family and self-acceptance. What makes this book truly sing is the lush world Mafi has created, brimming with color and magic." --New York Times Book Review

"Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi is a surprising, sensuous, delicious fantasy to devour." -Shelf Awareness, starred review

★ "A fast-paced, funny, and richly imaginative story that embraces and celebrates individuality." --Publishers Weekly, starred review

★ "Rich, luscious, clever prose." --Kirkus, starred review
Hardcover, 416 pages
Published on August 30, 2016 by Dutton Books for Young Readers
ISBN-10: 1101994762
ISBN-13: 9781101994764
7 Book Reviews
  • pandacub
    pandacubabout 1 year55 stars
    This was a great book. Don't judge it by its cover. Alice wants to find her father but Oliver (Oliver is her absolute enemy) is the only one who knows where her father is. The only way Oliver will tell her is if Alice doesn't do the talent show she has been waiting to do for years. So she says no of course. I mean would you skip something you have been waiting to do for your whole life and go off with your sworn enemy because he "knows" where your father is? But then when Alice fails the talent show, she is so sad that's just what she does. They have to go through a series of adventures to get her dad back. (big twist at the end!).
    • pandacub
      pandacubabout 1 year55 stars
      This was a great book. Don't judge it by its cover. Alice wants to find her father but Oliver (Oliver is her absolute enemy) is the only one who knows where her father is. The only way Oliver will tell her is if Alice doesn't do the talent show she has been waiting to do for years. So she says no of course. I mean would you skip something you have been waiting to do for your whole life and go off with your sworn enemy because he "knows" where your father is? But then when Alice fails the talent show, she is so sad that's just what she does. They have to go through a series of adventures to get her dad back. (big twist at the end!).
      • asl
        aslover 1 year55 stars
        Alice Alexis Queensmeadow is born with no color — hair, and skin as white as milk, only a touch of honey in her eyes. This might not be so significant had she not been born into a world where color is everything. In Tahereh Mafi’s “Furthermore,” the land of Fernwood is drenched in color, which its colorful citizens use like currency, right along with magic. Poor, colorless Alice is looked down upon and underestimated because of her pallor. Her father, the one person who believes in her, has mysteriously disappeared, having taken with him only a ruler, and leaving Alice with a grief-stricken mother who does not care for her or seems to love her. Alice determines to win the “Surrender,” a test in which the 12-year-old children of Fernwood perform special bits of magic. All who pass are given tasks to complete, matched to their magical abilities. But not only has she not declared the winner, but Alice also fails the test entirely. Despairing, and with few other options, she embarks on a journey to find her father. Luckily — for her, and for this book’s readers — she discovers Furthermore, a place so full of enchanting beauty and topsy-turvy adventure, it even calls to mind Wonderland and Oz. As she sets out on her quest, Alice teams up with Oliver Newbanks, a boy she despises for his rudeness and deceitful nature. But he claims he knows where her father is — and as it turns out, Oliver has been assigned the task of finding him, but needs Alice’s help in order to succeed. It’s Oliver who leads her to Furthermore, where the rules change at every turn and some citizens eat outsiders (yes, as in cannibalism) in order to absorb their magic. Together they travel through various lands of Furthermore — Slumber, Still and the land of Left (which hasn’t had a visitor for 56 years, the land of Right being the more often preferred). Alice struggles to survive, without much thanks to Oliver, who holds his knowledge of Furthermore over Alice’s head, doling it out in bits and pieces only when backed into a corner. There are adventure and danger at every turn, upside-down rules, and twisted logic, but Alice perseveres for the love of her father. In the end, her inner journeys — of self-acceptance and of her developing friendship with Oliver — prove every bit as complex and difficult as the trip through Furthermore.
        • asl
          aslover 1 year55 stars
          I thought the book Furthermore was really good. Twelve-year-old Alice Queensmeadow, with the help of her friend Oliver, travels through the dangerous, magical land of Furthermore in order to rescue her missing father and prove her own magical abilities. Furthermore is a modern fairy tale about a girl named Alice who is born without pigment within a colorful world called Fernwood. Because Alice lacks color, she is seen as an outcast since color means magic in this world. This is a fantasy book and I don't like reading the genre fantasy. The plot was exciting , interesting, and good. I think the climax ended unexpectedly and there was a twist. The climax ended too soon. The climax was really good and wanted it to expand it. I wish both Alice and Oliver had more powers so they can accomplish the mission which was finding their father. I like the adventure they go on since I am an adventurous person. Furthermore is a place where magic has been used for filling their souls. And by the way, some things that will you understand is that getting maps in the book is an impressive feat. I really enjoyed reading this book.
          • wteh
            wtehover 1 year44 stars
            Furthermore is a great book to read. In the book, Alice Alexis Queensmeadow has no color in her hair or skin so she wishes to have color in her life. Alice's father disappeared three years before Alice's Surrender breaking Alice's heart. She was determined to win the Surrender but when she got her score, she was traumatized. She had gotten a zero as her score. But when Oliver asks her to help him find Alice's father, Alice agrees knowing that finding her father would help her. I liked this book because it is not like any book I have read before. I also like the strangeness it brings and that we can relate to Alice's life a little. So if you love reading fantasy and adventure books, this is the book for you.
            • grapefruit
              grapefruitover 3 years55 stars
              Alice Queensmeadow has waited her whole life for the surrendering, a festival where the children of Ferenwood show off their magical talents. So when she she gets a score zero-black card, Alice is devastated. Born Albino and colorless, fatherless Alice is a laughingstock of her colorful town. But then Oliver enters her life--cue the spotlight and music! Whisking her off to the dandy, oddity-filled land of Furthermore, he will help her find her father, her power, and most of all her confidence. Tahereh Mafi tells the story in an old-fashioned, heartfelt tone, bringing you on an exciting adventure of love and power!
              • blueberryabout 4 years
                This book was awesome! People who like Alice in Wonderland or The Phantom Tollbooth will enjoy this book. A perfect mixture of fantasy and adventure :)