Review: Catching Jordan by Miranda Kenneally
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I wasn’t sure what to expect from “Catching Jordan”. I’m not a big sports fan and I worried I wouldn’t be able to connect with Jordan’s passion for football. But “Catching Jordan” is one of the most addictive YA contemporaries I’ve read this year.
Jordan is the kind of main character that I love. She’s a tough character – the starting quarterback on her high-school football team, viewed as one of the guys. Her best friend, Sam Henry, is someone she views as a brother. She doesn’t see it as strange when he spends the night. She doesn’t notice the way he stares at her. She isn’t boy crazy and doesn’t find herself fantasizing about her teammates. Until Ty joins the team.
Ty is gorgeous, even Jordan can acknowledge that – enough so that she’s unable to focus around him, something she’s never had trouble doing around a guy before. Refusing to allow her teammates to see her as a weak end, as a boy obsessed girl, Jordan forces herself to keep it together as best she can. But a game of truth or dare will change everything. Feelings will be revealed. A dream will be crushed. And a new possibility will be presented, but not without costs.
I started reading “Catching Jordan” this morning, and had it not been for work, I probably would’ve finished in a few hours, easily. If you’re looking for a quick, fun read, I’d highly suggest picking up “Catching Jordan”.