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Friday, May 4, 2012

Catching Jordan by Miranda Kenneally

Title: Catching Jordan
Author: Miranda Kenneally
Pages: 281
Released: December 2011
Rating: 5/5
Synopsis: 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?

My Thoughts: Jordan isn't your typical girl in high school. She's on the football team and also happens to be the captain. Her friends are her team mates and has no friends who are girls. The most important thing to her right now is playing good football and getting to play in the college of her choice. All her plans are changed with the arrival of Ty who changes her in ways that she wasn't expecting. Now she has to figure things out with her heart and how being a girl is going to affect her chances of playing in the college that she wants.

I absolutely loved reading through the eyes of Jordan since she wasn't the typical girl in high school. She is constantly trying to prove herself to others that she can play football despite the fact that she's a girl. She doesn't want to let others tell her that she shouldn't be playing football because she's a girl or that she's not good because she knows this isn't true. She's far from being a girl so when Ty arrives things start to get complicated. Now she has to figure things out with her feelings and how to deal with them, especially knowing what she really wants.

One part that I really enjoyed was Jordan's relationship with her team mates. The author does a great job in giving us a whole football team who has Jordan's back and will look out for her. There was JJ, Carter, and Henry who all looked out for her and tried to help her when she needed it. In particular I have to say I loved Henry! I wish I had someone like that in my life! Another part that I really enjoyed seeing was how Jordan's relationship with her dad changed throughout the book and I loved the way it ended compared to how it started.

I'm not the kind of person who knows everything about football so I wasn't sure if I was going to be able to understand the football aspect but I'm glad that things were explained in a way that I could understand. Catching Jordan has everything one could ask for in a book, and one part I loved was that Jordan went against a lot of common thoughts such as girls not being able to play on a football team. If you haven't read this book yet then you should definitely go read it! =)

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