Sports & Realistic Fiction 357 p. Pura Belpre Award
Furia is an own-voices book–the story takes place in Argentina and the author is also from there. Camila, aged 17, must tell lies and conceal her passion to play futbol and to have a relationship with her childhood friend, Diego. Her parents are very strict and her father is abusive. Camila’s dreams is to earn a scholarship to play futbol and attend college in the U.S. but are there too many obstacles blocking her path? And what will happen to her relationship with Diego? He wants her to come to Europe to watch him play there. The story is told so well, I thought I was on the field cheering for La Furia and so wanted her to succeed!