Monday, March 12, 2012

Review: Catching Jordan by Miranda Kenneally

Catching Jordan
Miranda Kenneally
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Publish Date: December 1, 2011
Trade Paperback {p.281}
Source: Public Library
Genre: Young Adult
Jordan Woods
Challenge: 100+
Buy the Book: Amazon

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 of 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 starting position... suddenly she's hoping he'll see her as more than just a teammate.
I first noticed Jordan didn’t really know her teammates as well as she thought she did when she and Carter went out for pancakes. She prided herself on being such a great captain and friend with her teammates, but she was all about focus on getting into Alabama that she didn’t have any clue what was going on with them in their lives. Not that she was a bad person, cause she wasn’t, it was just that she had one track; football.

Her relationship with her boyfriend Ty wasn’t all I’d hoped it to be. It started out hot and heavy out of the gate until Jordan heard someone else was in love with her. After that it was like she was just with Ty because her other option was unavailable.

Her family relationship is a whole other story. Her relationship with her mother and brother were great, but not so much with her father. He wasn’t a big fan of his daughter playing football due to the dangers of the game. I am glad that by the end of the novel they seemed to be on the track to repairing their relationship.

She also seemed to make a few female friends outside of football. That was a great way for her to have a sounding board other than turning to her journal.

A great novel that will keep your engrossed. Even someone like me know knows absolutely nothing about football was totally engaged in the game.
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Sarah Brown said...[Reply]

This book has been on my wishlist for quite a while now and I've heard nothing but good things about it, great review, new follower

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