Sunday, May 27, 2012

Book Review: Catching Jordan by Miranda Kenneally

Title: Catching Jordan
Author: Miranda Kenneally
Links: Website | Twitter
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Publication Date: December 1st 2011
Format: Paperback
Pages: 281
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Buy it: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
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Summary 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 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.
3.5 stars; enjoyable read, lacked a thing or two.
The cover is really cute and simple-ish but it makes the book look/ sound clique when it really deals with deeper things and just much more than it implies. This story is about a girl falling in love for the first time and dealing with all the obstacles that come with it. It's a cute contemporary but it was also a novel with a lesson many go through daily.
Jordan is a girl who's life revolves around football and making her family proud. Jordan's dad doesn't approve of Jordan's like of football and tries to stop her but that makes her even more determined to prove him wrong and make him proud of her. I really admired Jordan's ability to never give up and her determination. The guys in the team each felt like real team members and I enjoyed their roles in the book because they felt were like brothers to Jordan and were protective over her. They made me laugh at their retorts and I felt like you could really really see the relationship between the characters. Her best friend, Henry was probably my favorite character because he had charisma, he was hilarious, and was the perfect best friend anyone could really want. I wish I'd seen more of him.
The romance was well written but I didn't like the new guy! He was so darn possessive and I didn't like his attitude and behavior. I really liked how Jordan was accepted by all the guys in her team.
This book was a quick, fast paced read. It was humorous and had me laughing at lots of scenes in the book.
Bonus Story for those who have read it

“When unrequited love is the most expensive thing on the menu, sometimes you settle for the daily special.”
― Miranda Kenneally, Catching Jordan


  1. I really liked this book! Glad you liked it as well!
    thanks for the extra chapter!

  2. I love a good YA contemp and I heard SO many good reviews on it including yours. I really need to get to the store and buy this. Great review! :D

    Fara @ Tumbling In Books