Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Catching Jordan by Miranda Kenneally

Title: Catching Jordan
Author: Miranda Kenneally
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Publication Date: December 1, 2011
Source: Thanks Netgalley and Sourcebooks!

Summary: 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.

Review: I think all I can say is that I'm surprised. When I first started reading Catching Jordan I was expecting a nice a fluffy book, that was adorable. That's not what I got.

I got a raw tale of a girl's struggle to fit in on a football team, and her turbulent love life. It was amazing!

Catching Jordan was funny, it was sweet, it was real, it made me laugh, it made me sad, and it made me root for its characters. When I was reading it, I went through a slew of emotions. From sad to happy to angry. So many emotions were inflicted when I was reading this. It was not what I was expecting.

Jordan was a great character. One of the things that I was worried about was that her role playing football would be too hard to believe. It definitely wasn't. The only thing that worried me about Jordan was how much she sounded like a guy at times. But I did love her dedication to the sport of football and her teammates. She managed to win me over fairly quickly.

The supporting characters are just as awesome...I have a few favorites. I'm not going to mention them because I think that would give away some of the story. Let's just say there was a nice little romance going on.

If you don't know that much about football, don't worry! I don't think you'll feel like you don't know anything. It's pretty friendly to people who don't know much about football. 

Catching Jordan definitely blew me away. The characters and the plot were just fantastic! I can't wait to see what Kenneally comes up with next.

Rating: 4.5 stars


Emma said...

This seems like an alright read. Glad you liked it. Your review is awesome!

Rebecca said...

Aww, I love when a book surprises you! I've seen it around a lot lately and am definitely intrigued. Great review! I'll have to take a closer look. :)

Lisa said...

This book sounds amazing. I love the dynamic of a girl trying to make it in a male dominated sport. I love when tables turn like that.

Mary @ BookSwarm said...

THIS BOOK JUST CAME IN THE MAIL!! I'm so reading it this weekend. Jordan sounds like the kind of character I can get behind.

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