Monday, January 23, 2012

Review: Catching Jordan by Miranda Kenneally

Catching Jordan
by Miranda Kenneally
Publication Date: December 1st, 2011
Publisher: SourceBooks
Pages: 281
ISBN: 9781402262272

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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)

Being a fairly big football fan, I was really excited to get started on Catching Jordan. Although I was intrigued by the storyline, I wasn’t expecting to care about the characters as well. I am glad to say that I definitely did!

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!

Happy Reading!


  1. I looove the sound of this! I've been dying to read Catching Jordan for months! Although I didn't get a chance to read it early, I'll make sure that I grab a copy soon! Great review!

  2. I loved this book! I think that I expected this to be more of a fluffy read but I was so surprised when it wasn't! Jordan was a great character for me and Henry was, too! Great review, Christy!

  3. Ty really pissed me off in this book he was an ass! I Loved Jordan though she was hilarious and just plain fun! :D Glad you liked it!

    Xpresso Reads

  4. I've read a few reviews on this one, and I've seen some mixed reviews. It sounds like an interesting, and different read.

  5. This book sounds so great! I've got a copy on my Kindle, and you're making me want to start it right away :)

    Wonderful review!

  6. I'm glad to hear this is more than just a "sports book." I'm a big football fan too, but I'm glad to hear that the characters are intriguing.

  7. This was such a surprising read for me! I honestly thought it would be a predictable story about the tomboy falling in love with the new hottie, but it was so much more than that. I loved all the characters, though I had some of the same reservations about Ty, and I can't wait for the companion books! Really fantastic review Christy!

  8. Wonderful review!
    looking 4ward2 it

  9. A strong relationship with her brother? YAY. You don't see GOOD family relationships often enough in YA books. I have shied away from any reviews of this book but yours makes me actually want to consider reading it!

    Molli | Once Upon a Prologue

  10. Gosh, I am so excited to read this book. I continue to hear great things about it. Definitely sounds like my type of contemporary read.

  11. I loved Catching Jordan and can't wait for more from Miranda! Great review!

  12. I didn't like Ty much either. I'm glad Jordan put him in his place. I would love a brother like Mike.

  13. I'm so excited to read this! I splurged post-Christmas and picked it up but have been busy reading review books so I haven't gotten to it. I love football too and am excited to see it portrayed in high school and from a girl's perspective.

  14. I like football, too! I especially loved Friday Night Lights, so this sounds like it would be a fun read! I've read a lot of positive reviews! Great review, too! :)


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