Sunday, November 18, 2012

Catching Jordan (Hundred Oaks, #1) by Miranda Kenneally Book Review

"Whoever said football and girls don't mix hasn't read Catching Jordan. I couldn't put it down " -- Simone Elkeles, New York Times bestselling author of the Perfect Chemistry series

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 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?

"A beautiful novel with a real and captivating depiction of high school relationships, Catching Jordan shows the same reverence for the human heart that it does for the game of football." --Karsten Knight, author of Wildefire

MY REVIEW

5 OF 5 CATCHING JORDAN

Catching Jordan is one of those literary books that stays with you long after you have read it. I have to say that Miranda Kenneally has created a world where you will not find a weak or cowering female heroine instead you will find a strong girl who yes at times breaks down but she rises to the occasion with bells on!

Jordan Woods is not your average girl. She is a Quarter Back for her high school team. She loves football like her brother does and her father. The only thing is her father does not really like the fact that she is playing football. Her father would rather have her doing something else but Jordan is determined to play football and get accepted to Alabama on a scholarship and prove to her father that she is good enough to play football in the majors.

But As Senior year rolls around and Jordan starts she has a little competition from a new QB that comes to the school. She doesn't mind sharing the spotlight but soon she and Ty Greene are more than friends. Jordan and her best friend Henry play together on the team and decide that Ty is a good guy. Their other friends JJ and Carter don't really like the idea of Jordan and Ty but they go along with it for the sake of keeping peace.

But soon Henry starts to act weird towards Jordan and their friendship is tested. Why is Henry acting weird towards Jordan? What will happen between Ty and Jordan? Will she be accepted to Alabama? This story had me laughing and crying because I wanted Jordan to be happy but she had to figure out a few things first and once she did she ended up with the person she should be with. God I loved this book!
About this author
Growing up in Tennessee, Miranda Kenneally dreamed of becoming an Atlanta Brave, a country singer (cliché!), or a UN interpreter. Instead she writes, and works for the State Department in Washington, D.C., where George W. Bush once used her shoulder as an armrest. Miranda loves Twitter, Star Trek and her husband.

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1 comment:

Ellen said...

Great review. I have this book and I hope to get to it soon.