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Monday 25 October 2021

Junior Review: Furia

Camila Hassan is unnoticeable at home . But on the soccer field, she’s 'la Furia',a ball of fire, an unstoppable soccer force. 

At home she’s a diligent daughter quietly hiding in the glory of her brother Pablo, a soccer superstar. But hide no more when her team qualifies for a South American tournament, the truth is inevitably going to come out. To make matters even more interesting, Camila’s first love Diego is back in town from playing club soccer in Juventus. They rushed through their feelings earlier but is a spark still there waiting for something more?

Love is a complicated feeling that Camila doesn’t know how to control. She wants to live her own life but how can she escape her father’s control? Camila wants to embrace Furia and find herself, but that’s not possible without a few hurdles along the way.

Author Yamile Saied Mendez has written a beautiful novel which made my eyes well up and my heart explode. This book talks about a girl’s journey on figuring out who she wants to be.

 Furia explores love and feelings, but also talks about a family with an abusive father and how that needs to change. Furia is a novel which deals with tough subjects but lightens it up with the journey of a rising star. 

A powerful novel with a great female protagonist who is empowering. Now join Camila on her journey through a passionate romance with family, friends, and FUTBOL.

Title: Furia
Author:  Yamile Saied Méndez
Publisher: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, $21.24
Publication Date: September 15, 2020
Format: Hardcover
‎‎ 9781616209919
For ages: 12+
Type: Young Adult Fiction