Catching Jordan by Miranda Kenneally

Release Date: December 1, 2011
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Publisher: Sourcebooks
Age Group: Young Adult
Shelfability: Covet/Acquire
Pages: 281
Format: Advance Reader Copy
Source: Publisher
Interest: Debut Author
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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 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.

Picked it up. Didn’t put it down until the last page. Catching Jordan was such a fun book to read. I wanted to do it again as soon as I finished!

I think maybe I liked the book so much because I really related to Jordan. Especially my high school self. I wasn’t on the football team but I was really active in 4-h and FFA and there aren’t many girls in my area that were involved in that sort of thing, so most of my friends were guys. And they were just like the guys in this novel! Good job Kenneally nailing those teen boys.

In addition to the characters it was also just a great story. Even if you aren’t a football fan, you can definitely still be a fan of this novel. Jordan may love football, but this story is about so much more! It’s about family, friendship, and love. (and a few other things mixed in there too.)

I also really loved the family dynamic in this novel. Jordan’s parents and her brother all play a prominent role in the novel. One of the underlying stories in the novel is Jordan’s relationship with her father. I really enjoyed reading and watching that relationship grow.

Hands down a FABULOUS novel. Seriously, you should read this one.