Catching Jordan by Miranda Kenneally
Released on December 6, 2011
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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? (from Sourcebooks)
I went into Catching Jordan with really high expectations. Everybody seemed to love this book and it was highly recommended so I was expecting to love it just like everyone else did, but unfortunately I did not. I liked it, but didn’t love it, and I really tried hard to but there were just too many things that bothered me about this novel.
First of all I loved Jordan’s toughness, her dedication to her future and football, her love and passion for it and the fact that she was an amazing friend, I knew I was going to like her from the beginning. Jordan is a leader, she’s always in control and I loved that about her but I hated that she becomes way too naïve around the middle of the story, I mean she was such a bright girl throughout but then certain things happened that were so obvious to the reader would take her completely by surprised, let me just say that it cause me to do a lot of eye rolling. Another thing (and I’m sorry if this is starting to feel like a rant, they’re just my honest thoughts) I hated the way she lost her virginity, it just seemed so easy and like no big deal at all. Jordan had never even been kissed, she never had a boyfriend and this, I would imagine would be a big deal to lots of people. She even mentions how nervous she feels about kissing someone for the first time, but the second time she finds herself alone with this guy she gives it up so easily. And I’m no prude or anything, I don’t have a problem with sex in YA, but this time when it seemed like it would be a big deal for her, to actually have a first boyfriend and a first everything, it just sort of pissed me off the way it seemed like nothing.
Now there are two love interests in this novel and I hated the way the first one changes right after I fell in love with him, I was really upset about that, he seemed so sweet and cool, he was swoony at the beginning but he turns into this controlling and clingy freak that I couldn’t stand after a while and wanted Jordan to dump already. I think the reason why I liked this book and was able to finish it was because of Henry, I loved him from the beginning and I wanted to see him have a happy ending. I also wanted to see how Jordan’s relationship with her father would turn out, I loved her parents even if her dad wasn’t the most understanding, he was a good person and wanted to see them grow closer again. I really did love that part of the story and her mother, how awesome and supportive she was of Jordan even though she wouldn’t allow her to take her shopping. Also Jordan’s friends were hilarious, they were all guys but they were so protective of her and loved her just like brothers. Their dialogue made me laugh several times throughout the novel, I loved them! Those were my favorite parts of the novel. I’m really bummed that I didn’t love this one like everyone else seemed to, I liked it enough to finish it and will definitely read Stealing Parker, but with much less expectations.Pin It