Book Review: Catching Jordan by Miranda Kenneally

9888775"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?"

Genre: YA, contemporary
Published: March 1st 2012
Pages: 283 (paperback)

Catching Jordan is an adorable YA novel that follow the life of Jordan Woods, a boyish girl with only one dream: getting an athletic scholarship. Jordan is quite the type, one that is very different from the prom queen girl we so often meet in contemporary novels.

Jordan is the quarterback of her high school's football team and she is one of the boys. The boys on her team are really the only ones who really do know her, because she's always either on the field or doing her homework. Then we meet Henry, one of the football players and Jordan's best friend. Their relationship is somewhat strange but also extremely cute, due to their long history together and the fact that he often stays the night. As friends.
And then there is the troublemaker, now called Ty Green, who moves into town and quickly joins the football team. Ty is funny, charming, sweet and yet again I kind of started disliking him because I was rooting for Henry and Jordan..

Anyway, the novel basically follows Jordan, who falls in love with Ty. From the way Miranda Kenneally managed to create a handsome, sweet, genuine guy who wants nothing but to fit in, I can't help but have some feelings for Ty as well. Even though the novel doesn't discuss any moral topics or social problems, it is an awesome twist on the life of teenagers. Normally, we experience the life on an American high school in the form of conversations in hall ways and boring classes, but in this novel, basically everything happens around the football field.

If you're reading this and you're thinking to yourself: 'Oh, but I don't like football so this is not for me': set your worries aside because you will love this one. The game of football is kind of a constant safe haven for Jordan and it's a place she always comes back to.

I don't want to spoil anything about the ending and who is going to end up with who, you will have to read it for yourself to find out. One thing is sure: all the characters in this story have a background. They have a personality, they have their charming sides and their not-so-charming sides, but overall, this story completely surprised me.

Oh, before I forget: Miranda Kenneally has three more books in the same atmosphere as this one. A review of Racing Savannah, which is one of those books, will be up soon!

Now go order it, it's fun!

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