Catching Jordan – Miranda Kenneally

Synopsis

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?

Review

So cute! I wish I started this series with this book, so that I’d grow to appreciate the characters in Breathe, Annie, Breathe so much more. I think that Kenneally must have known she would feature many side characters in different stories, since they’re all so fleshed out.

My only gripe was the focus—i.e. I wanted to see more of Sam Henry! We got a lot of Ty, but I didn’t care that much about him. I wish we got to see more of Jordan when she was happy, rather than following her pain and disconcerting feelings.

I’m glad that this book highlighted sexism prevalent in sports and other aspects of life. It’s unfair, but true. The family dynamics were important as well, especially with the “great” Donovan Woods.

Jordan was a fun-loving, easy-going character to root for. I loved her friends (Henry, JJ, and Carter especially). Also, there is a special place in my heart for Jerry Rice.

Related Reading

  • That Boy – Jillian Dodd
  • On the Fence – Kasie West
  • The Ex Games – Jennifer Echols
  • Shredded – Karen Avivi

Rating: 4.5/5

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