Yamile Saied Méndez

fiction Contemporary Young Adult
emotional inspiring medium-paced

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Camila “Furia” Hassan has a dream—to play professional fútbol. She lives in the cradle of fútbol legends, Rosario, Argentina, but Rosario only exports fútbol players of the male kind. No one believes a girl can play, except for Coach Alicia, who recognizes Camila’s gift. When she receives an offer to play in the US, the land of the multi-World Cup champion women’s team, she can hardly believe it.

And then Diego, her childhood sweetheart who made his professional fútbol dreams come true, wants to take her away with him to Italy where he plays. She’d have everything, except the chance to go to America and truly become Furia. Camila has always known what she wants, but can she sacrifice the beautiful life she’d have with Diego for the beautiful game?

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Domestic abuse (5 reviewers), Child abuse (3 reviewers), Physical abuse (3 reviewers), Emotional abuse (2 reviewers), Misogyny (1 reviewer), Racial slurs (1 reviewer), and Sexism (1 reviewer)


Domestic abuse (2 reviewers), Infidelity (2 reviewers), Misogyny (2 reviewers), Sexism (2 reviewers), Child death (1 reviewer), Emotional abuse (1 reviewer), Homophobia (1 reviewer), Sexual assault (1 reviewer), and Violence (1 reviewer)


Child death (2 reviewers), Sexual violence (2 reviewers), Child abuse (1 reviewer), Domestic abuse (1 reviewer), Emotional abuse (1 reviewer), Homophobia (1 reviewer), Rape (1 reviewer), and Violence (1 reviewer)


inspiring 93%
emotional 79%
hopeful 65%
challenging 24%
reflective 24%
adventurous 17%
informative 13%
lighthearted 13%
tense 13%
funny 6%
dark 3%
relaxing 3%
sad 3%


medium 68%
fast 27%
slow 3%

Strong character development?

Yes: 96% | No: 3%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 65% | It's complicated: 34%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 92% | N/A: 3% | No: 3%

Flaws of characters centre-stage?

Yes: 57% | No: 26% | It's complicated: 11% | N/A: 3%

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