by Miranda Kenneally
Publication Date: December 1st, 2011
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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. (Goodreads)
The main character in the story is Jordan Woods. Following in the footsteps of her NFL quarterback father, and college football quarterback brother, Jordan is the quarterback of her high school football team. Jordan is like no other girl in her school. All Jordan really wants is to play football at the college of her choose, and to have the approval of her father, who would like for her to stop playing football all together. But she’s determined to aim for her dreams, and I find that very admirable.
The relationship between Jordan and her dad are a bit strained in the beginning of the book, and I was gearing up to not like dear old dad. He did grow on me throughout the book, and I could definitely see his reasoning for wanting her to stop playing. I LOVE Jordan’s relationship with her brother Mike; he’s the brother I always wanted!
I really didn’t care too much for Jordan’s love interest in the story, Ty. He seemed a bit over-possessive, and controlling, and that was a bit of a turnoff for me. The characters that really stood out in the book for me were Jordan’s teammates; Carter, JJ, and Henry. I loved their friendships, and I love how they treated her with respect as well. They were all such great friends. With Henry, there were some times where I wanted to knock some sense into him, but I still found him to be a pretty awesome guy.
This book was a really well paced book, it definitely kept me interested. I loved the plot! A girl quarterback definitely drew my attention, and I loved reading all of the football jargon.
Overall, I found Catching Jordan to be an enjoyable read. I really look forward to reading more by this author!