Furia Details

An #ownvoices contemporary YA set in Argentina, about a rising soccer star who must put everything on the line—even her blooming love story—to follow her dreams.

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.

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    Furia Reviews

  • Lauren Lanz

    Happy publication day to Furia, a lovely contemporary! ❤️Furia was a story that swept me away from the start with its resilient protagonist and message of female empowerment. It was great to read ...

  • jenny?

    💥 9/15/2020: Today has been a bright spot amidst some tumultuous times—happy pub day to one of my fave reads of 2020, Furia!We’d made the space. We’d filled in the cracks of the system an...

  • Claude's Bookzone

    4.5 StarsCW: (view spoiler)[domestic abuse/family violence (hide spoiler)]Well that was a powerful story about female strength and self determination.As a YA librarian I work hard to ensure our collec...

  • Mary ??

    Furia has my whole heart. Literally. This was absolutely remarkable. Everything about this book was written flawlessly that truly made this book stand out, A strong feminist story that captures a gli...

  • Hollis

    I was | | close to rounding up on this one because there are aspects of this story that are so strong, so wonderful, but I can't quite boost it.In my barrio, most of the people didn't know my name or ...

  • aarya

    2020 Fall Bingo (#fallintorombingo🍁): ‪New-To-You Author 4.5 starsCW: (view spoiler)[On-page domestic violence and emotional abuse. Discussion of murder and misogyny in society (hide spoiler)]...

  • Sheena

    Going into Furia I had high expectations because of all of the good reviews it was getting. I was actually let down immensely. I actually really enjoyed the setting of Argentina, I don’t think I hav...

  • nitya

    4.5 reallyRTC when my brain isn't mush!...

  • Yamile Méndez

    It's real. The book of my heart is real! ...

  • Sofii? (A Book. A Thought.)

    Super grateful to Algonquin Young Readers for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.I really enjoyed this book, I think in the beginning it may have been difficult to ...