Whichwood by Tahereh Mafi

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Read Whichwood Online Free - A new adventure about a girl who is fated to wash the bodies of the dead in this companion to Furthermore.

Our story begins on a frosty night…

Laylee can barely remember the happier times before her beloved mother died. Before her father, driven by grief, lost his wits (and his way). Before she was left as the sole remaining mordeshoor in the village of Whichwood, destined to spend her days washing the bodies of the dead and preparing their souls for the afterlife. It’s become easy to forget and easier still to ignore the way her hands are stiffening and turning silver, just like her hair, and her own ever-increasing loneliness and fear.

But soon, a pair of familiar strangers appears, and Laylee’s world is turned upside down as she rediscovers color, magic, and the healing power of friendship.

Title : Whichwood
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ISBN : 1101994797
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 368 pages


Whitney rated it ★★★★☆

December 22, 2017

3.5 stars lmao i forgot to come back and give this an actual review, so here i am like 6 months later. Tbh I don't remember much but I know that I loved Laylee and the writing was atmospheric and beautiful as always, but I couldn't really tell what this was trying to do. Some of the plot and settin...

Hannah rated it ★★★☆☆

December 13, 2017

Click here to watch a video review of this book on my channel, From Beginning to Bookend. A morbidly curious tale, in which thirteen-year-old Laylee's profession is washing corpses, the narrator excessively breaks the fourth wall to explain the story, and Alice from Furthermore makes an appearanc...

Lola rated it ★★★☆☆

January 15, 2018

3.5 stars. This was slightly more interesting than Furthermore. I find it peculiar that it is marketed as a companion to its predecessor, because to me it feels like a sequel, though one whose main character is Laylee instead of Alice. Laylee and Alice have something in common: both of their fath...

Candace rated it ★★★★★

November 23, 2017

I absolutely loathe middle grade books for the most part with the exception of a couple of books including Furthermore. I find them not gritty enough, however, I'm fine with like children's picture books. Yes, this book was dark... yeah darkly awesome. People need to calm down. Did anyone not rea...

Jessi ♡ rated it ★★★★☆

June 29, 2017

maybe it was not naiveté, but suffering, that inspired kindness. maybe, she thought, it was pain that inspired compassion tahereh mafi has a way of making me relate to any character, no matter how fantastical or ridiculous or far fetched from reality their situation is. i can always bring back wha...

Sabrina rated it ★★★★★

November 14, 2017

Checkout my full review on my blog!! http://omgbooksandmorebooks.blogspot.... Just like Furthermore, Whichwood is magical with lyrical writing that ensnares readers from beginning to end. Along with the lyrical writing, I loved the Persian fantasy elements interwoven throughout the novel. It's har...

Janani rated it ★★★★☆

November 26, 2017

I should've guessed it how cold and deathly the book would've been just by looking at the cover. I realised that my life is a lie when i thought this book would also be like Furthermore, colorful and the food worth drooling. But instead, everything in here is miserable, intense, sad, depressing a...

Alison rated it ★★★☆☆

November 14, 2017

3.5 STARS I did a full review of this on my youtube channel (which you can watch here). I enjoyed this for the most part but am concerned with some of the content for young readers. Yes, it deals with the dead, but it does go into describing the gross details at times. On top of that, it describe...

Julie rated it ★★★★☆

August 16, 2017

This is probably closer to a 3.5 read for me but I'm rounding up because the message seemed incredibly fitting for today's climate. That said, this is still pitched in the unfinished ARC copy that I have as a middle grade, 5th grade, 10+ book and while I respect young readers I think this is incr...

Alexa rated it ★★★★★

August 11, 2017

4.5 stars. What a delight to read! I thoroughly enjoyed Mafi's latest middle grade. The magic, the tale, the characters - it all came together beautifully to become the whimsical, wonderful content between these pages.

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