REVIEW: Catching Jordan by Miranda Kenneally


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?

The blogosphere was crazy about this book last year and so when I saw it so cheap on the Kindle store I knew that I had to buy it. My thoughts? Miranda Kenneally is a genius!
Our main character, Jordan, is so awesome that I just want to move to Hundred Oaks so that I can be best friends with her. Her dedication to football (American football to all English people) was admirable and she was a really good role model. I liked the fact that she wasn’t particularly girly and didn’t have a lot of friends besides the ones on her team. She also had a lot of problems at home. Her dad was incredibly annoying and I really did want to shout at him.
Ty Green was your typical jock character. Yes, I enjoyed reading about him but there was something holding me back throughout. There was something off about him. I did feel sorry for him though, so I wasn’t completely heartless! His past did explain the way he reacted in certain situations.
Now on to, SAM HENRY! I loved him right from the start! He was Jordan’s best friend and I really loved their relationship. There were times in the novel when I could have screamed at him (you’ll understand if you’ve read the novel!) but they were special circumstances.

I was left reeling at the ending. I couldn’t believe that it was left so amazingly but I also couldn’t believe that Miranda Kenneally was a mind reader! It was written exactly as I would have ended it. It was definitely the definition of perfect!


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  • Reply
    20 January, 2013 at 11:50 am

    I saw this one when it came out last year, but I’ve never really taken much notice because it’s about sport and I’m not a sports fan… But it sounds pretty good anyway, and I love that the characters made you feel that much – it sounds kind of weird but I love it when characters make you want to shout at them or hug them or something, or when they seem real 😉 Great review!

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    Rebekah Campbell
    20 January, 2013 at 12:44 pm

    Haha I always find I like the best friends more than the love interest :p
    Awesome review as always, I’ll need to bump this up on my kindle TBR 🙂

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    Mia Hayson
    20 January, 2013 at 4:09 pm

    I will have to add to my TBR pile! 🙂


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    Zoe Crook
    20 January, 2013 at 7:23 pm

    I haven’t been interested in this book before to be honest, but you have made me really keen to read it! Even though I’m not into sport, I like how she is dedicated to football. It kind of reminds me of the film Bend it Like Beckham 😛
    Fantastic review, as always, Lucy! Thanks for sharing!

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    21 January, 2013 at 1:13 am

    Ahh I didn’t like it as much as you did, but I’m super glad that you loved it! 😀 Miranda is definitely a super great author! Hopefully you can read her next books sometime soon!

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    24 January, 2013 at 12:15 pm

    Oh I really liked this one too, did you pick up Stealing Parker as well? It’s set in the same high school or town .. and it kept mentioning this girl, Jordan, and I swear to you, I read *80%* of the novel before I realised it was the same girl from Catching Jordan. I.AM.AN.IDIOT.

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