Review: Catching Jordan by Miranda Kenneally

Catching JordanCatching Jordan by Miranda Kenneally

Paperback, 288 pages
Published December 1st 2011 by Sourcebooks Fire
Review Copy: NetGalley
Purchase: Amazon Barnes & Noble
Description From Goodreads:
What girl doesn’t want to be surrounded by gorgeous jocks day in and day out? Jordan Woods isn’t just surrounded by hot guys, though – she leads them as the captain and quarterback on her high school football team. They all see her as one of the guys, and that’s just fine. As long as she gets her athletic scholarship to a powerhouse university. But now there’s a new guy in town who threatens her starring position on the team… and has her suddenly wishing to be seen as more than just a teammate.
My Review:
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”.

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Posted on December 28, 2011, in Uncategorized and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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