By Miranda Kenneally
Dec. 1, 2011
Sourcebooks Fire, 288 pages
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?
— 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?