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Furia
Furia | Yamile Saied Mndez
28 posts | 24 read | 26 to read
A powerful, #ownvoices contemporary YA for fans of The Poet X and I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter set in Argentina, about a rising soccer star who must put everything on the lineeven her blooming love storyto follow her dreams. In Rosario, Argentina, Camila Hassan lives a double life. At home, she is a careful daughter, living within her mothers narrow expectations, in her rising-soccer-star brothers 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, shed get an athletic scholarship to a North American university. But the path ahead isnt easy. Her parents dont know about her passion. They wouldnt allow a girl to play ftboland 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 doesnt have time to be distracted by her feelings for him. Things arent 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. Filled with authentic details and the textures of day-to-day life in Argentina, heart-soaring romance, and breathless action on the pitch, Furia is the story of a girls journey to make her life her own.
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wideeyedreader
Furia | Yamile Saied Mndez
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Mehso-so

I don‘t normally read books with a huge focus on sports, so this is out of my comfort zone a bit! It‘s well-written, though I didn‘t always understand Camila, the MC ⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Mdonald
Furia | Yamile Saied Mndez
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Bookwormjillk
Furia | Yamile Saied Mndez
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I really liked this book. It was about soccer but also so much more. #FoodAndLit #Argentina

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Chrissyreadit
Furia | Yamile Saied Mndez
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I always list sports as the genre I least like, yet I chose to read this book for my #foodandlit #Argentina and it was glorious! I loved this story about a young woman who would not give up her dream. This author is incredible! I felt like I was in the story and fully invested in all of it.

GondorGirl Ooo, I need a sport read for one of my challenges and I'm pretty sure I bought the ebook of this a few weeks ago...! 3mo
Texreader It‘s on my tbr list so I‘m glad to hear this! 3mo
Chrissyreadit @GondorGirl @Texreader I hope you both like it as much as I did! 3mo
Kangaj1 I really enjoyed this one! 3mo
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Texreader
Furia | Yamile Saied Mndez
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#wondrouswednesday

1) tagged thanks to an excellent review by @mdm139

2) not yet, the most recent I‘ve read so far this year was published in August 2021–I Am a Girl from Africa #Zimbabwe

3) Roots for #readingafrica2022 #Gambia, History of #Argentina for #foodandlit, and In the Shadow of 10,000 Hills #Rwanda

I‘d love to see your posts @GingerAntics @Catsandbooks @Butterfinger @TheBookHippie @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @freeatlast1137

Eggs I loved Furia❣️ Thanks for playing 🥰📚🥳 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you 💙 3mo
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mdm139
Furia | Yamile Saied Mndez
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Picked this one up for Argentina for #foodandlit @Texreader @Butterfinger @Catsandbooks and wound up finishing it in one day! Good story about a girl who saves herself and refuses to be saved by her prince. It really shows the reader the good, the bad, and the ugly of Argentina culture and mentions ton of food and drinks for me to try.

Texreader Excellent review! 3mo
Catsandbooks Sounds like a good one! 3mo
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Butterfinger
Furia | Yamile Saied Mndez
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I can't decide. Memoir vs. #OwnVoices I also have Borges, but I am not sure if it is Ficciones translated or not. How I love this challenge!! #FoodandLit @Catsandbooks @Texreader

Butterfinger @Chrissyreadit the tagged is young adult. 4mo
Chrissyreadit Thank you! It sounds like a book I‘d love! I‘m going to see if library has it. 4mo
Allylu I read Furia last year for my Argentina book - my daughter challenged me to read at least one book from every Spanish-speaking country. I thought it was good. I gave it 4 stars. You can read my short review if you search for it here on Litsy. 4mo
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IndoorDame I‘m always partial to #ownvoices when I have the choice 4mo
Butterfinger @IndoorDame normally, I do too, but the other one is written by one of the survivors of the 1972 plane crash. I'm going to have to check them both out of the library. 4mo
IndoorDame @Butterfinger oh, that does sound really interesting. I‘ll look forward to your review if you end up reading that one 4mo
Catsandbooks Looks like you have some good ones! 4mo
BrittanyReads I, too, am considering Furia but may go with Lobizona. I'm very on the fence 4mo
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick I get sucked into the movie Alive any time it's on so Out of the Silence gets my vote. It's on my TBR but not for Argentina. 4mo
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Zuhkeeyah
Furia | Yamile Saied Mndez
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November wrap up!

Despite a hectic work month, I managed to finish 16 books. A good number are audiobooks I listened to while training for my half marathon (which I run on Dec 4th 😬).

Favorite read of the month goes to The Crown of Gilded Bones. I plan to keep rereading my favorite parts (which is 90% of the book) until my loan is up.

EvieBee Wow! Impressive! 6mo
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Kammbia1
Furia | Yamile Saied Mndez
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I totally enjoyed reading this YA novel about an Argentinian girl trying to fulfill her dreams of becoming a futbol player. Furia will be one of my favorites of 2021!

https://marion-hill.com/wisdom-from-kammbia-book-review-90-furia-by-yamile-saied...

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Allylu
Furia | Yamile Saied Mndez
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This is my Argentina pick for #ReadingThSpanish-speakingCountries, a challenge my elder daughter bade me try with her. Furia is her soccer name because she is fast and unstoppable. It tells about her quest to go to the United States via soccer and lift herself out of poverty; her family life; and her boyfriend - a professional soccer player from her village who plays in Italy. There was drama, romance, family stuff and hope. It was good. #116

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 8mo
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BTussey
Furia | Yamile Saied Mndez
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Of the many plot lines interwoven in this story, I found evolving relationship with her mother to be the most compelling. I was least moved by the romance, but not going to lie, I also enjoyed the steamy scenes. Some dark moments, but they are outshone by the female characters each finding their power in different ways. Makes me want to rewatch Bend It Like Beckham ❤️

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kspenmoll
Furia | Yamile Saied Mndez
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Eggs 🧡📙🧡 I just finished Furia *so good* 11mo
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Zoe-h
Furia | Yamile Saied Mndez
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Bailedbailed

I know this is contrary to popular opinion, but I did not enjoy reading this book. When I was reading the back of this book, I thought it was going to be about Camile‘s struggle to find a way to play fútbol without her mother finding out, but is was so much more about the boy who was back in town and did she still like him? Major let-down. (Photo featuring Fitz #CatsOfLitsy)

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LibrarianRyan
Furia | Yamile Saied Mndez
Mehso-so

3 ⭐
This is a character driven novel, and it was excellent, just not my thing. I‘m an action reader and this moved much to slow for me. However, I can think of the perfect hands to place this book into when they come into the library. It totally deserves every award it receives. But for me personally, it was okay.
#BBRC - Latino in a non-issue book
#Booked2021 Latinx author
#ReadHarder -

wanderinglynn Currently Reading‘s latest podcast just debated character-driven vs plot-driven books. It‘s interesting to learn what everyone prefers. 1y
LibrarianRyan @wanderinglynn I‘m an action type of girl. I occasionally like a character driven 1y
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Meaw_catlady
Furia | Yamile Saied Mndez
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Loved this audiobook! Great narrator . This YA had romance but most importantly it showed girl power and the truth that no girl needs man. I am female hear me roar! Kicking footballs and taking no names . Highly recommend ⚽️

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LibrarianRyan
Furia | Yamile Saied Mndez
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The YA Belpe award!!!!!

ozma.of.oz How neat! This is on my #ReadHarder2021 list! I can‘t wait to get to it! 1y
LibrarianRyan @ozma.of.oz It's not really in my wheel house. I may, but I already own so many of the books listed this morning that I am going to try to read through those first.

But not yet. I am a judge for the YASF Tournament of book and I have 2 weeks to read and judge. I'm behind!!!!!!!
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ozma.of.oz Good luck catching up! 👍🏻👍🏻 1y
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That-Bookish-Hiker
Furia | Yamile Saied Mndez
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“One day, when a girl was born in Rosario, the earth would shake with anticipation for her future and not dread.”

Camila Hassan has one dream and that‘s to play soccer but in Argentina that isn‘t possible for her since she is a girl. This book was so much more than about soccer and it blew me away. I loved the Camila as a character and could relate so much to her. Always having to bite your tongue with all the machismo and for daring to dream.

That-Bookish-Hiker ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 1y
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Katies_always_booked
Furia | Yamile Saied Mndez
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#bookreport #katies_always_booked
📖 Mercy - 4⭐️
🎧 Furia - 4⭐️
📖 Reverie - 4⭐️ #BigLibraryRead

#currentlyreading
📖 The Grace Year
🎧 Scarlet

#weeklyforcast
🎧 This is How You Lose the Time War
📖 Hello Sunshine

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Lovesbooks87
Furia | Yamile Saied Mndez
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Reese is hitting her YA book club picks out of the park. This book was about Camila who leads a double life. At house she is the careful daughter who is trying to live up to her mothers expectations. But on the soccer field she is Furia who is a powerhouse of skill and talent. She knows her family won‘t approve of her playing football but she loves it and doesn‘t want to give up on her dreams. This books also deals with a lot of important topics.

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Kaylamburson
Furia | Yamile Saied Mndez
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Camila is the strong female heroine and role model every teen needs in YA literature. She's driven, passionate, intelligent, and loyal. And continues to show her strength as La Furia despite navigating sexism, racism, and abuse. I highly recommend this #ownvoices novel to all, not just soccer/fútbol fans.

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MaggieCarr
Furia | Yamile Saied Mndez
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Reese Witherspoon's 2nd YA Hello Sunshine Title is another winner. I'm not a big sports person, let alone football/soccer so learning about the gender inequalities for players in other countries really opened my eyes. So many great discussions could be spurred from this title and it would make a great bool club.

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Graciouswarriorprincess
Furia | Yamile Saied Mndez
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Book 130 of the year. This is a Reese‘s book club ya pick and I enjoyed it. #bookly

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WanderingBookaneer
Furia | Yamile Saied Mndez
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Current read

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Graciouswarriorprincess
Furia | Yamile Saied Mndez
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Current read.

EKonrad Loved this one! 😊 2y
Graciouswarriorprincess @EKonrad I am loving it so far! 2y
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EKonrad
Furia | Yamile Saied Mndez
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Loved this YA tale of a feisty female Argentinian soccer player! A must-read for teens (and adults who love a good heroine)! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ #arc

Full review at: https://erinkonrad.com/2020/09/12/furia-book-review/