The Great: The characters! Specifically the main characters Camila and Diego. Camila is the main reason I love this book so much. She’s resilient, ambitious, self-aware and goes after what she wants and what she knows she deserves. She puts her best foot forward in absolutely everything that she does. But what I loved most about her was her fierce loyalty and love for her mama Isabel, brother Pablo, best friend Roxana her team and coach Alicia, as well for her first love Diego. Though that love doesn't deter her from her dreams of becoming a successful fútbolera. She is La Furia through and through.
Wow where are the words... The Great: I am in love with Kim Johnson's writing style—specifically the dialogue. It felt genuine and authentic and i just loved getting to know the characters through their own voices as much as the narrative.
The Great: Surprisingly I loved everything about the plot. I was taken down the long road of a beautiful coming-of-age story and all of the little facets and factors made me want to continue the journey. If you're no stranger to my reviews, you know that I’m more interested in character-driven stories since I tend to connect with the characters first. But in this instance it was the opposite.
About two years ago, when I was turning 25, I had the idea to share my top books from each quarter since I would be celebrating turning a quarter of a century. Needless to say I didn't end up doing it. However, my reading has skyrocketed this year and I'd love to share some of … Continue reading Top 3 Books of the First Quarter for 2020!