Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Release Date: December 1, 2011
Rating: 5 stars
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.
Books that star girls who play sports are my favorite sort of contemporaries. Catching Jordan by Miranda Kenneally was phenomenal debut, and I am already eagerly anticipating Miranda Kenneally‘s next book that comes out next year. I seriously just loved everything about this one, and am sitting here gushing as I’m typing up this review. Miranda Kenneally is the next big thing!
The characters were probably my favorite thing about this book. I loved them all – Henry, JJ, Carter, Jordan, Marie, Carrie – they were all just such great characters. I found myself very easily being able to connect with the different characters. All the guys just hilarious – they were always up to something.
The story was so easy to get caught up in – while I did not play varsity football, it was still very easy to connect with Jordan and get so caught up in her story. I loved that there were so many side stories with all the different characters as well, yet they all connected in the end.
Catching Jordan by Miranda Kenneally is a book that is among my favorites of the year and was a stunning debut. It’s a book that I will be telling everyone about, and how they need to read it now, as it is that good. Words really cannot capture how much I loved this book. It has a brilliant story worth telling, and sends a great message: to work for your dreams no matter what others tell you.
*side note* If you love Keri Mikulski’s books (Pretty Tough series) you will adore this one as well!
This review is cross-posted from YA Books Central where it was originally posted.