Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Teaser Tuesday: Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Books And A Beat.
To play along just do the following:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi.

Furthermore –
Dutton Children’s Books

Humility had gotten lost on its journey to his ego, but the two had finally been reunited, and the meeting appeared to be painful.
— Chapter 23

Love had made her fearless, and wasn’t it strange? It was so much easier to fight for another than it was to fight for oneself.
— Chapter 24




This book is so so very wonderful! I am aware that more than others it might really come down to liking this particular way of writing, but for me the author spun a tale of language and plot in a pretty, whimsical, and engaging narrative. Language is such a mighty tool in this book and I loved the way it is used to paint incredible scenes and scenarios. I have no idea how rainlight might look like in reality, but the words are so powerful that after a while you accept the world created in this book with its wondrous and to our mind strange proceedings.
The story itself is as simple as it is extraordinary and that makes this book so precious in my opinion, because it brings a special kind of magic to a journey of self-discovery, rescue, and towards understanding and friendship. Language appreciation will most certainly add to the reading experience yet you can also read it for the adventure and friendship element alone and be thoroughly entertained.

Another YA author writing Middle Grade and transitioning well I think. I’m sad that this seems to be a stand-alone as I’d have liked to see more of this fascinating story universe ... maybe one can hope. Which stand-alone would you want to be expanded into more than one book? Share thoughts and teasers in the comments!

9 comments:

Karen and Gerard said...

I agree, love does make one fearless.

sjhigbee said...

The quotes are, indeed, intriguing and the writing style very different. Do you think middle-grade children will cope? (Are we talking 11-14 yr olds?) It certainly sounds like something I'd like to read. This is my TT this week - it's such fun... https://sjhigbee.wordpress.com/2016/09/20/teaser-tuesday-20th-september-2016/

Laura said...

I like the cover. I think it's true that often it is easier to fight on someone else's behalf than your own. Glad you've enjoyed it. My Teaser is from a novel entitled Destination: Chile by Katy Colins.

Laura said...

I like the cover. I think it's true that often it is easier to fight on someone else's behalf than your own. Glad you've enjoyed it. My Teaser is from a novel entitled Destination: Chile by Katy Colins.

Stephen P. Bianchini said...

I liked both the quotes and your comments, thanks for sharing. That's mine: http://earthianhivemind.net/2016/09/20/teaser-tuesday-september-20/

Kathy Martin said...

Interesting quotes. My YA teaser is from the historical fantasy A Shadow Bright and Burning by Jessica Cluess. Happy reading!

PD Workman said...

I heard her speak at a conference a couple of years ago, together with Victoria Roth.

Explore a psychological mystery this week in this book by Alex Marwood: https://wp.me/p3Nz8P-TL

Laura Thomas said...

That second teaser sure rings true. This is on my wish list.

My TT from The Ice Bridge

Ms. M. said...

Thought-provoking quotes. Here's my link for today: http://wp.me/p4DMf0-1hs

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