Catching Jordan Paperback – 15 December 2011
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- Paperback : 283 pages
- ISBN-10 : 9781402262272
- ISBN-13 : 978-1402262272
- Product Dimensions : 13.97 x 3.81 x 20.96 cm
- Publisher : Sourcebooks Fire (15 December 2011)
- Reading level : 13 - 17 years
- Language: : English
- ASIN : 1402262272
- Customer Reviews:
""I fell in love with the hero on page 1, and CATCHING JORDAN just gets better from there. This feel-good romantic comedy about high school football is the novel I've been waiting for. I loved it!" --Jennifer Echols, author of LOVE STORY
" - Jennifer Echols
""Anyone who's ever questioned her path in life will connect with Jordan's struggles and ultimate triumphs." " - Sarah Ockler
""This sounds absolutely fantastic! A girl being captain of the football team Love it! "" - Two Readers Reviews
""Jordan is a strong and independent young woman. Who just happens to be the best football player in the state, and a girl."" - The Book Whisperer
""Catching Jordan is the chocolate cake you eat after a very fulfilling meal. I couldn't get enough of it and it ended way too soon.
I definitely would recommend this book to anyone, because when you get right down to it, this book can be summed up in one word: AWESOMENESS!!!"-The Cozy Reading Corner" - The Cozy Reading Corner
""This is a wonderful young adult novel about following your dreams and facing life's realities. Jordan says it best, "Sometimes you have to give something up to get something better."-Reading Eating and Dreaming" - Reading Eating and Dreaming
""All you really need to know about American football to enjoy Catching Jordon is that they throw the ball a lot, don't worry about the rest the story itself is so witty and the romance is so deliciously good and that's all that really matters in the end."-My Keeper Shelf" - My Keeper Shelf
""I am still so in love with the characters in this book, and I read it a few weeks ago.
I had so much fun reading it, there were great characters, great romance, and a great ending. I will definitely check out more by this author."-Slightly Bookish" - Slightly Bookish
""Catching Jordan was everything that I hoped it would be and more! It's the kind of book that you pick up to read and find that you can't put it down until you've turned the last page!"-Reading in the Corner" - Reading in the Corner
About the 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. Visit www.mirandakenneally.com.
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Jordan was a fantastic protagonist. She's captain of her school's football team, the only girl on the team and the quarterback as well. If all of that wasn't enough to make her awesome, she is also better than most of the guys on the team and isn't afraid to boss them about and show them who is boss. Seriously, Jordan kicked ass. Jordan is also someone who is super smart, makes good grades and tells it how is really is. If any of the guys beat on her for being a girl, or for anything else, she puts them right back in their place.
I really enjoyed watching Jordan and her team/ friends interact. It was slightly strange to see Jordan boss everyone around and for her to have the respect of the whole team. People didn't second guess her judgement at any time and knew that she was doing the best things for the team. They were also a great bunch to read about off the field as well. As a team, the characters were really close so it was nice to see them all going out together, talking about relationships and sex etc. and for Jordan to have people she could go to if she needed to.
When new student Ty turns up, everything changes for Jordan. She's having feelings for a guy which is something pretty new to her but also, he plays the same position as she does and wants on the team. Jordan instantly likes what she sees in Ty but soon has a decision to make. Ty is also a quarterback and desperately wants on Jordan's team but she knows playing in every game is the only way that she'll get the scholarship that she wants. While she finally thinks she has found someone to be in a relationship with, Jordan also doesn't want him ruining her future and taking the spotlight away from her.
While I loved the majority of this book, Jordan and Ty's relationship was a bit hit and miss for me. While the chemistry between the two was great, some things just did not add up. Jordan is a pretty inexperienced girl but it doesn't take her very long at all to do things with Ty. When I say not long at all, it appeared to happen within a matter of days, maybe a week or so. For someone who has stayed away from relationships with boys, and hasn't ever had a boyfriend, this was just too much. Jordan's actions also didn't seem to match her personality which was a shame.
Although Jordan and Ty together was not great, I did still really enjoy this book. The plot and setting were fantastic and there are some great little twists thrown in throughout the book. Overall, this one was pretty good.
This was such a great book. Jordan is quarterback and captain of her high school football team. That demands respect right there. In a way, I think that Jordan feels like most of us in high school. Different. Author Miranda Kenneally nailed this on the head. It felt very real. Jordan is trying to accomplish so much for her college career. More than that, she is making opportunity for women everywhere. Amen!
I loved that Jordan was such close friends with her teammates. I liked how they didn't treat her any different because she was a girl, but they let her know they knew she was female. I fell in love with Henry and Ty in their first scenes. I kind of had a dream with Henry in it. I LOVE HIM!! I liked that I got to know each characters back story. I'm all about understanding them more and it makes me love the story even better. I love good character development. The pace is good, and kept me reading in the middle of the night.
There is teen sex. I'm really not a fan of normalizing this, even if it IS normal in today's world. Let's not make it normal, eh? But it's here. I suppose I was super naive in high school, but seeing as it has been almost 15 yrs since I graduated high school, I don't remember much.
Overall, fantastic read! I love a good contemporary and this was definitely it!
"I didn't know crushing on a guy would require me to up my calorie intake."
But something about it also grated on me slightly. There's no way the main character of this book, Jordan, would ever wear a mini-skirt and tank top like the girl on the cover. Because Jordan is all about what other people think of her, especially her team mates. She doesn't like to show too much skin, she has rules about not dating any of her teammates. Because what she really wants is some proper respect - from her teammates, her father, and from universities that she's hoping to go to soon and play some college ball. I think what I didn't like about this book is Jordan herself. I wasn't too keen on her as a character, I didn't quite agree with a lot of the decisions that she made. My favourite aspect of the novel is the friendship and cameraderie that Jordan has with her friends and the other football players on her team. I liked that dynamic much more than Jordan's struggles with her family and university prospects or the way in which she's undecided about her feelings for new boy Ty. Interesting and enjoyable, but not my favourite.
The story does also show that girls/women can play in "man" sports, captain and still have the respect of her team-mates. I was NOT a fan of TY, even though he lost his dad and his mother was left paralyzed I thought he was a tad over controlling both on and off the field and I still think he had an ulterior motive with getting with Jordan.
Loved Carter he was super sweet, loved JJ he made me chuckle and thought it was sweet how him and Carter always had Jordans back even when she spoke about feelings. I'm glad that Sam got his girl eventually even if it did take him 10years lol.
its a great book, the love triangle is amazing...and when i was going through the books on kindle i had bought this one grabbed my attention straight away.
They werent the make believe fake characters that you cant realte to at all.
Jordan was a girl football player... come on! how could you not love that!!...now i must admit i'm not from America so i have no idea how you play american football...throwing catching WITH your hands and not kicking it about with your feet is... different. But i have seen it in films, etc etc blah blah blah so i new about it....
Reading Catching Jordan gave me something to relate too..being 'A girl gamer' etcc... its just shows how girls can do what boys can and just a well...*(If not better!)
if you read it i hope you enjoy the book :D
LOVED IT. enough said.