Thursday, January 31, 2013

Catching Jordan by Miranda Kenneally Review

Catching Jordan (Hundred Oaks, #1)
Reading Level: Young Adult
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Source: Gifted
First book in the Hundered Oaks series
"Whoever said football and girls don't mix hasn't read Catching Jordan. I couldn't put it down " -- Simone Elkeles, New York Times bestselling author of the Perfect Chemistry series
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?

I was really excited to read this. I didn't enjoy it as much as I thought I would. There wasn't enough cute for me! I hate having to wait till the end. But, the story made up for the lack of cuteness. I loved the storyline. I thought it was awesome and crazy unique. I also loved the characters. They were wonderful! This book can't be compared to anything I've ever read.

I loved Jordan. She was such a strong character. I liked that she didn't care what people thought of her. She was doing what she loved and that's what mattered most to her. I liked how close she was with her team. It really showed that boys can be better for some people than girls. I loved Henry with all my heart. He was the most spectacular character. He was the best bestfriend ever! I loved how close he was with Jordan. He really cared about her. They had an amazing relationship. I hated Ty from the moment he came into the story. I didn't think he was right for Jordan at all and he was beyond too clingy. I think what was best about the characters was how much they grew throughout the story. Jordan and Henry were a great example of that. Jordan's team was such a great addition to the book. I loved her team. I loved that they all had their own little parts in the story. And, I loved how protective they were over her!

Football was never my favorite thing. But, since I cheer I've learned to love it. I really liked how factual this story was. I learned a lot more about football. This one was pretty hard to put down. The story never slowed down. I read this in about a day and loved it very much. But, it also frustrated me at times. That and the lack of cuteness is why this only got 4 stars. I will say the way the relationships were done was nice. I just need to get used to the lack of cuteness. Overall I really enjoyed this one. This was my first Miranda Kenneally book. Now, I'm looking forward to reading the rest of the books in this series. If you like football or want to learn to love it this one is for you!

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