Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Title:  Catching Jordan
Author:  Miranda Kenneally

     From GoodReads, "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 now there's a new guy in town who threatens her starting position... suddenly she's hoping he'll see her as more than just a teammate."  
     From the moment I read the opening paragraph and was immediately surprised, I knew this book would be amazing!  Nothing in this book is as it seems... which made it unpredictable and really fun!  Even though the main character, Jordan Woods, is an athlete (and I unfortunately am not), she was totally relatable.  Her voice was so strong and I love the fact that she had insecurities and didn't always know what to do.  
     I also really liked the fact that Jordan had to struggle and didn't always get everything she wanted.  Author, Miranda Kenneally, didn't make everything easy for the characters and several of them didn't get what they were dreaming about, which was more true-to-life and I admire her for not having a fairy tale story.  
    While I really enjoyed the character of Jordan... I also really liked the supporting characters in this book., especially Jordan's best friend, Sam Henry.  The interactions between these two characters were some of my favorites in the book.  I also liked how Jordan interacted with her team.  It was unique to see a girl go against stereotypes.
     I have not had this book very long and I cannot keep it in the library.  Many of the girls checking it out return it the very next day and proclaim it an AMAZING read.. I couldn't agree more.

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