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Furia

By: Yamile Saied Mendez

In Rosario, Argentina, Camila Hassan lives a double life.

At home, she is a careful daughter, living within her mother’s narrow expectations, in her rising-soccer-star brother’s shadow, and under the abusive rule of her short-tempered father.

On the field, she is La Furia, a powerhouse of skill and talent. When her team qualifies for the South American tournament, Camila gets the chance to see just how far those talents can take her. In her wildest dreams, she’d get an athletic scholarship to a North American university.

But the path ahead isn’t easy. Her parents don’t know about her passion. They wouldn’t allow a girl to play fútbol—and she needs their permission to go any farther. And the boy she once loved is back in town. Since he left, Diego has become an international star, playing in Italy for the renowned team Juventus. Camila doesn’t have time to be distracted by her feelings for him. Things aren’t the same as when he left: she has her own passions and ambitions now, and La Furia cannot be denied. As her life becomes more complicated, Camila is forced to face her secrets and make her way in a world with no place for the dreams and ambition of a girl like her.

ISBN: 9781616209919

JLG Release: Dec 2020


Sensitive Areas: Violence: Domestic/Physical Abuse Violence: Child Abuse Violence: Sexual Assault/Rape Reference/Discussion Language: Mild Language
Topics: Argentina , Sports and recreation , Soccer , Teams , Dating (social customs) , Romance , Fame , Missing girls , Sexism , Secrets , Family life , Domestic abuse , Coming of age , Self-esteem and self-reliance

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Awards & Honors

2021 Belpre Award for Young Adult Text

Praise & Reviews

Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:

School Library Journal

“With a mix of Spanish words, vivid dialogue, and rich description, Mendez paints a realistic image of a young woman battling to become herself against the odds… This inspirational story is an important read for young adults everywhere to witness the dynamics and pressures for a young Argentinian… A powerful and realistic novel for libraries “With a mix of Spanish words, vivid dialogue, and rich description, Mendez paints a realistic image of a young woman battling to become herself against the odds… This inspirational story is an important read for young adults everywhere to witness the dynamics and pressures for a young Argentinian… A powerful and realistic novel for libraries with a large Latinx or young adult population.”

Book Details

ISBN

9781616209919

First Release

December 2020

Genre

Fic

Dewey Classification

F

Trim Size

8 3/10" x 5 1/2"

Page Count

368

Accelerated Reader

N/A

Scholastic Reading Counts

N/A

Lexile

N/A

Format

Print Book

Edition

Hardcover edition

Publisher

Algonquin

Potentially Sensitive Areas

Violence: Domestic/Physical Abuse Violence: Child Abuse Violence: Sexual Assault/Rape Reference/Discussion Language: Mild Language

Topics

Argentina, Sports and recreation, Soccer, Teams, Dating (social customs), Romance, Fame, Missing girls, Sexism, Secrets, Family life, Domestic abuse, Coming of age, Self-esteem and self-reliance,

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