Jul 10, 2017

Review | Catching Jordan by Miranda Kenneally

Title: Catching Jordan by Miranda Kenneally
Series: Hundred Oaks
Genre: Young Adult
Publication: December 1, 2011 by Sourcebooks Fire
Format: Audiobook
Source: Library
Rating: ★★★★★

Synopsis: ONE OF THE BOYS

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 everything she's ever worked for is threatened when Ty Green moves to her school. Not only is he an amazing QB, but he's also amazingly hot. And for the first time, Jordan's feeling vulnerable. Can she keep her head in the game while her heart's on the line?
 

Thoughts: I was honestly surprised by Catching Jordan because I did not really know what to expect. Jordan is a star football player and captain of her team. Yep, her team. She's a tomboy and the guys consider her one of them, which is fine by her until she develops a crush on the new guy and then things start to change a bit.

I loved her and wanted to be her friend. She's lovable and sweet, but also kick ass and a great team captain. She's definitely relateable as a teenage girl though, learning how to handle a first relationship, not seeing the obvious, and a great friend to all her teammates.

The romance is important part of the story, but so are the friendship among these characters. The family doesn't fade into the background either, since Jordan's family is definitely involved in her sports and other aspects of her life. And while this book does talk a lot about sports, its definitely readable for those of us out there who have never watched a football game in our lives (that's me!)

Catching Jordan is part of a series of companion novels, but can be read as a stand alone and is definitely a great pick for the summer (even if it takes place during the school year.) It's a laugh out loud romantic/friendship comedy that I was able to get through really quickly. I definitely recommend it for YA readers out there.

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