Tue, January 10, 2012

Catching Jordan by Miranda Kenneally Review

Catching Jordan Miranda Kenneally book cover

Catching Jordan
By Miranda Kenneally

Dec. 1, 2011
Sourcebooks Fire, 288 pages
Source: Publisher

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 Greeen 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?

β€” Amazon.com description

If you’re looking for a quick, light and romantic read, I think this might be it.

Sure, it was written a pretty simplistically and there were quite a few issues that irked me (e.g., Jordan’s diary entries and “poems”), but this totally met my expectations for a fun, easy read.

My favorite part? Jordan, the main character, is a total tomboy, athletic and more than 6 feet tall. I feel like we see the same body types and personality traits in YA books sometimes, and I have to applaud the freshness of this.

Without being too heavy-handed, the book encourages teen girls to be themselves and to stop being so judgmental. And who doesn’t agree with that?

Anna Reads young adult book blog

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12 Comments

  1. Steph @ The Caffeinated Reader said:

    Coming from a girl who hates sports, I really enjoyed Catching Jordan. I definitely didn't expect to see poems scattered throughout the book, but I thought the incorporation was interesting. I'm curious to see how the companion novel being released in October will compare.

    Steph

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  2. Tara said:

    Yay for tomboy girls in YA!

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  3. April (BooksandWine) said:

    I AM looking for a quick, light romantic read — but with my life schedule I probably won't get to Catching Jordan until March. C'est la vie.

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  4. Alexa said:

    I've got this one on my shelf – but I don't know when I'm going to actually be able to read it. I was hoping to do it in Jan, but that doesn't look like it's happening…

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  5. nea barabea said:

    I can't wait to read this book! I've been telling myself that since a month now, but damn it, everytime there is another new book I want to read and ohh. Soon, soon. I love to much the cover, for not read it! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚
    Thanks for the review Anna, I like it! πŸ™‚ πŸ˜‰

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  6. Katie DeKoster said:

    It sounds pretty cute! Have you read The Dairy Queen books by Catherine Gilbert Murdock? DJ is for sure my favorite literary tomboy.

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  7. Jaime Morrow said:

    This books sounds interesting, and I appreciate the honesty/respectfulness of your review. I love your blog and I'm giving you the Kreativ Blogger award πŸ™‚ You can read about it here: J’aime: Reading, Writing, Rambling

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  8. A. Knight said:

    I have this sitting in my kindle, which is damn shame considering how much I was bit** about not having it. I'm hoping to get to this one no later than next month!

    – Asher (from Paranormal Indulgence)

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  9. lisa [the nerd] said:

    I LOVE a book that can gently give advice without being heavy handed.

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  10. Jasmine Rose said:

    YA definitely needs some more tomboys who aren't that way simply because apocalypse is occurring/has occurred (not that I have a problem with those girls).

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  11. We Heart YA said:

    Ooo, sounds fun! Sarah and Kristan are particularly fond of tomboys, seeing as we are none too girly ourselves.

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  12. Erica said:

    I loved this book so much. I cannot wait for her next book now!

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