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Furia



by
Yamile Saied Mendez

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
Workman Publishing
Imprint
Algonquin
ISBN
9781616209919

Awards and Honors
2021 Belpre Award for Young Adult Text
POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
Violence: Domestic/Physical Abuse Violence: Child Abuse Violence: Sexual Assault/Rape Reference/Discussion Language: Mild Language
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JLG Category

Sports High

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.

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

Details

Format

Print

Page Count

368

Trim Size

8 3/10" x 5 1/2"

Dewey

F

AR

4.9: points 11

Genre

Fiction

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

Dec 2020

Book Genres

Realistic Fiction, Sports

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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Praise & Reviews

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 large Latinx or young adult population.”

Praise & Reviews

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 large Latinx or young adult population.”

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