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 âï¸âï¸âï¸
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.
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 2021âI 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
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.
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 ð¬).
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.
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!
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
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 â¤ï¸
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)
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
The YA Belpe award!!!!!
âOne day, when a girl was born in Rosario, the earth would shake with anticipation for her future and not dread.â
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.
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.
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/fÃºtbol fans.
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.
Loved this YA tale of a feisty female Argentinian soccer player! A must-read for teens (and adults who love a good heroine)! âï¸âï¸âï¸âï¸ #arc
Full review at: https://erinkonrad.com/2020/09/12/furia-book-review/