Happy Friday! Today I am participating in First Line Friday, hosted by Hoarding Books!
Since it’s Friday, it’s time to grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line. Today, I’m featuring the first line of…
Furia by Yamile Saied Méndez
Published by Algonquin Young Readers on September 15, 2020
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.
“Lies have short legs.”
The last couple of weeks I’ve had really long first lines that set the mood well, but I think this one is great and it does it in just four words! I just started Furia by Yamile Saied Méndez yesterday and I’m enjoying it so far! I’ll have the review up in early September, so look out for that!
You can participate too! Just grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line. To see what First Lines others are sharing this week head over to Hoarding Books. Link your posts in the comments and have a splendiferous week!