Furia

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Product Details

Price
$17.95  $16.51
Publisher
Algonquin Young Readers
Publish Date
Pages
368
Dimensions
5.8 X 8.1 X 1.2 inches | 0.95 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781616209919

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About the Author

Yamile (sha-MEE-lay) Saied Méndez is a fútbol-obsessed Argentine American who loves meteor showers, summer, astrology, and pizza. She lives in Utah with her Puerto Rican husband and their five kids, two adorable dogs, and one majestic cat. An inaugural Walter Dean Myers Grant recipient, she's a graduate of Voices of Our Nations (VONA) and the MFA program in Writing for Children and Young Adults at Vermont College of Fine Arts. Méndez is also part of Las Musas, the first collective of women and nonbinary Latinx middle grade and young adult authors. Furia is her first novel for young adult readers.

Reviews

One of BuzzFeed's Must-Read YA Books of 2020

"An engrossing #OwnVoices novel."
--PopSugar

"In this stirring novel by Argentine American author Méndez, passion for sports and personal growth intersect in Camila's powerful, feminist first-person narrative about her experiences as an ambitious athlete, a teenager deeply in love, the daughter of an abusive father at the point of taking charge of her own life, and a young woman finding her voice in a deeply sexist, patriarchal society . . . A riveting coming-of-age story."
--Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"[A] high-energy #OwnVoices novel . . . Written in a relatable first-person perspective."
--Booklist

"With a mix of Spanish words, vivid dialogue, and rich description, Mendez paints a realistic image of a young woman battling to become herself against the odds . . . A powerful and realistic novel."
--School Library Journal

"A feminist story of pursuing your dreams . . . An engrossing story about using your talent and pursuing your goals with messages about gender equality and the complexities of love. Highly recommend for people who enjoy powerful #ownvoices stories."
--YA Books Central
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