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Furia by Yamile Saied Méndez – Book Review

 

Title: Furia
Author: Yamile Saied Méndez
Publisher: Algonquin Young Readers
Release Date: September 15, 2020

Camila Hassan lives in two different worlds in Rosario, Argentina. At home, she endures the crushing and antiquated expectations of her family while living in the shadow of her soccer star (fútbol) brother and abusive father. On the pitch, she is a powerhouse fútbol player, La Furia, that possesses a rare talent that could put her life on a soaring trajectory. That is if she can overcome the oppressive forces that aim to keep her – and many other girls like her – under the thumbs of me