Catching Jordan by Miranda KenneallyCatching Jordan by Miranda Kenneally

Catching Jordan

byMiranda Kenneally

Paperback | November 18, 2011

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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 BOYSWhat 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 theguys 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?"A beautiful novel with a real and captivating depiction of high school relationships, Catching Jordan shows thesame reverence for the human heart that it does for the game of football." -Karsten Knight, author of Wildefire "
Growing up in Tennessee, MIRANDA KENNEALLY dreamed of becoming an Atlanta Brave, a country singer (cliche!), 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 mirandakenneally....
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Title:Catching JordanFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.76 inPublished:November 18, 2011Publisher:SourcebooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1402262272

ISBN - 13:9781402262272

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful So engaging and fun! loved it. Now i am addicted to similar ones. This is the best so far. Loved the characters.
Date published: 2015-01-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Catching jordan I loved this book. Read it in one afternoon. I never write reviews, but I couldn't help but say how much I liked this book
Date published: 2014-12-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Catching Jordan I couldemt put it down
Date published: 2014-11-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow!! Literally finished this book in 5 days, sooooo good! Didn`t want it to end :(
Date published: 2014-10-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVED IT! I really enjoyed this book! The characters are fun and truthful and most of all true to themselves. I love how Jordan is determined to get a football scholarship even though she would be subjected as being a girl quarterback. Her relationship with Jordan is a wonderful example of best friends and I quite loved how they were so comfortable together. It was pretty obvious that Sam was in love with her. It was sweet, and as much as Ty was such a hottie and a good guy I was definitely gunning for Henry! Can I just comment on the very realistic eating habits of these teenage football players?? I loved how much they gorged on food. It just reminds me of my boyfriend and his best friends. Loved this book! It?s been such a great read. I highly recommend it for a light fun read!
Date published: 2014-09-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Catching Jordan Lovely loveable story, funny, witty & enjoyable. Hopefully we'll get a second book to follow on and find out how their relationship evolves. But really enjoyed the whole story ;-)
Date published: 2014-07-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Mrs Loved Henry xoxo
Date published: 2014-04-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Catching jordan It was awesome! !
Date published: 2014-03-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Love the ending!! I like how she realized Alabama was not the right team and is close to Sam now!!!
Date published: 2014-01-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cool Amazing book lov the fact that jordan is a tomboy with a bunch of guys for friends instead of girls
Date published: 2013-12-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Catching Jordan Quite a nice read but I felt that the understanding of the characters wasn't deep enough
Date published: 2013-11-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Phenominal !!!! This book was phenominal symbolizing that females can do anything males can do and capturing me and probably many other readers attention with Sam and Jordan's relationship it was filled with emotion and comedy I felt it was just amazing I could cry haha anyways it was great I highly recommend this book love it
Date published: 2013-10-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Loved it...hilariously catchy and beautifully written!! Loved to read a sequel if there's one!!
Date published: 2013-10-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from :-) Good book loved it
Date published: 2013-08-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow I really did enjoy it I really didn't think I would
Date published: 2013-07-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow This book was very awesome. It was so funny and at the same time informative. It was nice to see Jordan and Sam finally end up together after SO long.
Date published: 2013-05-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Enjoyable but predictable Jordan Woods is one of the boys, she's the captain of her high school football team, on the team with her best friend Sam Henry, and gets along with her teammates. Then a new kid, Tyler Green, shows up and he's good, really good, and Jordan worries about losing her position as quarterback but also losing the respect of her team if they find out she's attracted to Ty. First, I really like this cover. It's simple but very effective. It's easy to tell this book is likely going to have football in it from the helmet the girl is holding and they're walking on a football field. And them holding holds indicates there's probably romance in the book. I like when I'm able to take a reasonable guess at what a book is about without reading the blurb on the back. I was initially a little worried going into the book because I am not a huge football fan. I do love sports but it happens that football is not one of the ones I watch enough to know a lot about. I know the basics but that's about it. If the book went too far into football talk, I would be lost. Instead I found I was able to follow the football scenes easily and I actually wished there had been more in depth scenes so I closed the book feeling like I'd learned something about football. Jordan is a really great character. I love when girls go after what they want without fear of how others think of them and that's the kind of person Jordan is. She's a great football player who happens to be a girl but she doesn't let that stop her. She earns her spot on the boys' team, she earns the captaincy, she earns their respect, and if that means there's girls who look down on her for being such a good athlete, so be it. I appreciated that it never felt like the author was trying to over compensate for the fact that Jordan is a girl in a leadership position on a boys' team by making her too tough and emotionless. Sam Henry is just really adorable and fun and funny and I want one! Many of the book's laugh out loud moments or awww moments came from him. His relationship with Jordan and how close as best friends that they are was so cute and he, like Jordan, is a character I found myself rooting for. I wanted them both to get everything they wanted. Tyler Green, Ty, the new kid, is someone I had a hard time getting a feel for. Mostly, he was just there. There were tiny moments of insight into who he might be but not enough to make me care for him the way I cared for Jordan and Sam. The plot, I did find it fairly predictable, which is unfortunate, but it was still an enjoyable read. It's also a pretty quick read and perfect for a summer day lying on the beach or by the pool. There's a good balance between the funny, light-hearted moments between Jordan and her friends, and the more angsty drama moments of teenage love, an uneasy father/daughter relationship, and the downside of being a girl wanting to play pro in a sport dominated by men
Date published: 2013-04-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Catching Jordan Good book. No boring bits
Date published: 2013-03-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from It was ok It wasn't one of those books that grips hold of you and completely enthrals you. I suppose it was entertaining in its own way. However I was very confused by the character Sam Henry, maybe I missed this bit I don't think it was ever explained that his name was Sam Henry. I was so confused when the other characters alternated between calling him by his two names. I wondered who this Sam character was.
Date published: 2012-12-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastically original Catching Jordan is unlike anything I’ve ever read - for that reason alone, it gets major bonus points. And Jordan isn’t your typical leading lady - she’s the captain of her school’s football team, a tomboy, and her best friends are all guys. Jordan is strong, independent, and focused. She works hard and goes after what she wants. She has her flaws - she can be a bit short-sighted - but it makes her even more believable as a character. I think it’s those flaws and her secret insecurities that make her relatable since it’s likely that the majority of girls who read this book might not necessarily relate to her on the athlete/tomboy level. One of the things I really love about Jordan is her progression as a character. She learned so much, not only about herself, but also about life in general. Growing up is hard and sometimes painful, and you don’t always get what you want or what you thought you wanted, but sometimes it’s because there’s something even better out there. Jordan overcame a lot of obstacles and never gave up, and I love that she was a tough, fierce character with a lot of heart. Jordan’s friends are also amazing. Books with standout secondary characters are quickly becoming my favourites. This book has made that list - not only is Jordan a terrific, multi-dimensional character, we also get to know her best friend Henry, her other best friends/teammates JJ and Carter, her love interest Ty, a couple of newfound girl friends, as well as her family. I love that her mom is always there, but in a quiet, understated way - she’s the type of mom most people dream of having. Her dad is made out to be a bit of a villain at first, but as Jordan develops and grows, she sees that he always had her best interests at heart, even if he had a funny way of showing it. Another fantastic element of this book is the humour. Jordan’s inner dialogue and her conversations with family and friends had me cracking up. Because Jordan isn’t your ‘typical girl’, it’s hard for her to do girly things - wear dresses, fix her hair and makeup, act ladylike, come to terms with having feelings for guys. There was a perfect mixture of humour and genuine relatable emotion. But despite being funny, the story had a surprising amount of depth too, and more than once I actually got teary-eyed. And finally, I thought the romance was extremely well done. It’s not instalove and it’s definitely not easy - but it’s sweet and funny and different. It’s not all hearts and roses and sunshine, because Jordan’s not that type of girl. It kept me guessing, and also kept me grinning. If you’re looking for something that’s funny, cute, heartwarming, and real, with well-developed characters, a sweet romance, and a plot that’s different from the usual YA contemporary, Catching Jordan is a must read.
Date published: 2012-10-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Caught My Heart Originally posted at http://lostatmidnightreviews.blogspot.ca/ Hearing literally nothing but good things about a book usually puts it on my TBR pile automatically. After the crazy out-pouring of love from the book community about Catching Jordan I knew I had to pick it up. The concept itself sounded interesting (I happen to enjoy football and hot boys) and I was in the mood for a light contemporary. Catching Jordan was definitely what everyone said it was: fun, heart-warming, and fantastic. It was also pretty unexpected. I thought the plot was going in a certain direction and quickly realized I should not of judged a book by it's summary! There was much more than just budding romance and football plays to this novel. There were ideas of acceptance, choice, and defying boundaries that really added to the overall story. Of course, the romance was a huge element. Let me just say, I never root for the best friend. It's nothing against the characters, I just always end up choosing the main love interest! This time was different. I was rooting for Sam Henry from page one. As soon as his blond locks and adorable personality popped into the story, I was in love. Yeah, Ty was nice and all, but nothing compared to the squeeze I got when Henry was on the scene. He captured my heart, without a doubt, and I spent the novel hoping he would catch Jordan's. And Jordan herself was great. As a huge tomboy growing up, I was insanely happy to see a tough girl taking on all the boys. She was fierce, yet sensitive, and insanely talented. She knew what she wanted, and she was determined to get it, making me ridiculously proud of her. I also loved the secondary characters. They all had their own back story, and important element in Jordan's tale. The teammates were great fun, and the girls were really sweet. The characters definitely made this story as fantastic as it was. If you're reading the description and thinking "Ugh, football" fear not! Although the sport is tied in throughout the novel, it isn't overwhelming or difficult to understand. Kenneally does a great job of writing a novel about football that doesn't completely focus on football. As a football fan (now, not a HUGE football fan. Don't start asking me about players and stats. I will stare at you blankly), I loved the sports element. Although, I loved the characters even more. Overall, although there was a couple things that bugged me (they're spoilers though, so I'm just going to say there were THINGS) I loved Catching Jordan. I read it all and one sitting, laughed out loud, and caught myself smiling many times. If you're looking for a fun, romance, and a touch chick that isn't fighting a corrupt government, check out Catching Jordan! -Ciara who is lost at midnight
Date published: 2012-05-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cute! This was a cute, well-developed romance, and I would recommend it to anyone! Loved it!!
Date published: 2012-03-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Different than expected! http://addictedtonovels.blogspot.com/ Catching Jordan turned out to be different than what I expected--but in a good way. Jordan turns out to be a girl, as we find out in the very beginning of the book. She's a hardcore high school football player, who is the team leader and star quarterback. Her best friend is also a football player, Sam Henry, which she always refers to as Henry. I love Henry. He's the type of guy bestfriend girls in generally probably dream of, if they don't already have a Henry of their own. In a way, this book reminded me of the show Grey's Anatomy (My fav show!) in the fact that it's about football, but there's things happening in Jordan's life on the side too, it doesn't try to shove football down your throat. You get to see Jordan's love and passion for football, but also some of the highs and lows of being a teenage girl, surrounded by pretty jocks and awesome guy friends. This is such a cute, quick read. All the characters are very likeable and relate-able in some way or another, especially Jordan. She's so down to earth and she's not always on an ego trip even though she's almost always surrounded by guys. She does make a few new girl friends towards the end though. She also goes through a bit of a rough patch with Henry and experiences a not-so-dreamy-boyfriend, even though that's what he started out as. Miranda Kenneally really hit it right on with the teenage emotions and things that go on in this book, and I really enjoyed it, and hope you will too. :)
Date published: 2012-01-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Great book! Jordan is inspiration and Henry is funny! I saw someone review it before it was out and they rated it a 5/5. So I figured they couldn’t me way off and decided to read it. Good: Jordan: She’s pretty awesome...insecure like majority of girls are but strong. She knows what she wants when it comes to her future and her favourite sport and works her butt off for it. She is definitely a new kind of character. I’ve never read about a female athlete in an all boys (basically) sport. Jordan struggles with being a girl in an all-boy sport and on top of that she’s captain of her team. Let’s add a little pressure with her father being a top NFL player and then throw in the fact that he doesn’t support her and she’s a pretty inspiring character. And of course by the end of the book she is basically the same old Jordan but at the same time a whole new character as she’s torn down the brick wall that she always had. Ty: He sounds pretty hot, although a little macho and of course is one of the reasons Jordan starts to crack because he threatens her position and her heart. Henry: by far the second best character in the book. He is hilarious, hot, and just plain awesome. I found myself laughing out loud at some of the things he said and can just picture this fool walking around acting all motherly to their plastic child. Bad: There wasn’t really anything wrong with this book. The only thing I found odd was how many times Jordan pushed Ty away when it was pretty apart to everyone that he liked her. Either Jordan was oblivious or super scared to kiss a boy but really I think that was the only thing unrealistic about this book. There was something else: If I caught it correctly and Ty did what I think he did with Kristen before he started dating Jordan but while he liked her well that doesn’t say that much about his character and I have no clue how Jordan could have gone out with him. Overall (Writing style, story line, and general): Overall this was an awesome book. The story line was great the characters were well developed and very different from each other. I could actually picture each character and they seemed pretty realistic like they were someone I knew from high school. I was actually quite happy that Kenneally was brave enough to touch on the subject of sex and how sexually active teenagers really are. She didn’t sugar coat it which made it seem comforting as this wasn’t some complete fluff piece. This book was emotional (I cried a bit), inspirational, and funny.
Date published: 2012-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fit For Any Reader Who Enjoys An Admirable Cast of Characters I'd heard many wonderful things about Miranda Kenneally's Catching Jordan before reading it.In fact, it had been sitting on my to-review pile for quite a while because I wasn't quite sure as to whether or not it was something for me. However when I heard some very glowing remarks from fellow book bloggers, I knew I had to give it a shot. A Strong And Different Protagonist To be quite honest, novels about sports never end well for me. Why, you might ask? Well, I'm not much of a sports fan, I never have been and probably never will be. So to read a novel that greatly involved the sport of Football was a bit of a stretch for me. However, what I found in Catching Jordan by Miranda Kenneally wasn't what I had expected at all. Instead I encountered a wonderful protagonist! Jordan Woods was a female protagonist that I couldn't help falling for. She was strong, independent, and most importantly REAL. Who wants to read a novel about a crazed fashionista who's scared to do a little tough work because she might break a nail? Not me! I'd much rather read about a girl who's tough all the way through without masking her femininity. Fit For Any Reader Who Enjoys An Admirable Cast of Characters In addition, Jordan's realistic persona was matched by that of Ty and Henry, two swoon-worthy boys that raddled the entire dialogue to it's core. *sigh...Oh Henry* (not the chocolate bar mind you..) As I mentioned earlier on, I never do well with novels that primarily focus on sports. Luckily, in terms of Catching Jordan, it wasn't as big of a focus as I had originally thought. Additionally, the combination of romance and drama, all combined together with a fairly lethal dose of twists and turns had me reading Catching Jordan in one sitting (something that, unfortunately, doesn't happen all that much to me). Catching Jordan by Miranda Kenneally was a fun, sweet, and dramatic teen read fit for any reader who enjoys a cast of admirable characters.
Date published: 2011-12-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fell In Love With This Book! Catching Jordan took me completely by surprise. I admit, I was going to initially give this novel a pass because I thought it sounded rather predictable and I was kind of skeptical of a female character being a football captain… but it would have been a complete and utter mistake if I hadn’t read this novel! Miranda Kenneally has truly written a wonderful debut novel that’s both hilarious and heart-warming. From the fun storytelling to the awesome characters, I simply adored everything about Catching Jordan! I’m not much of a football fan, but Jordan’s love for the game and her aspirations to play at the college level were completely infectious. It didn’t matter that when Jordan was calling out plays, I really had no idea what she was talking about – what I loved was her passion for the game. I could imagine her on the field shouting to her team members to get their heads in the game and throwing with precision as quarterback. She’s grown up always being one of the boys and her close friendships with some of her fellow players were easy-going and filled with playful banter. When Ty arrived onto the scene and Jordan finds herself crushing hard for the very time, your heart completely reaches out to her vulnerability. She’s clueless and scared of putting herself out there, especially when she feels her only focus should be securing her spot on a football team in college. I just really liked how Jordan was such a down-to-earth girl, eating at her heart’s content, caring about the well-being of her friends… and having a fun, snarky personality which didn’t back down to anyone. You would be lucky to have a friend like Jordan. And can I just briefly mention how much I loved Sam Henry, Jordan’s best friend? He was so sweet and hilarious… and there was one scene in the novel with him where I had to set the book down for a moment because I was laughing too hard to continue reading. Like any boy, he was prone to making a few stupid mistakes though… but I still cared about him a lot even then. Catching Jordan has easily become one of new favourite contemporary novels! I’m quite positive that I must have had a ridiculous grin on my face as I read the novel, giggling at the jokes and only frowning when more tender moments came up. And for all its comedic moments, the novels still plays on your misconceptions about girls playing football and allows readers to reflect on the possibility of their own dreams. You don’t need to love football in order to completely find yourself falling for this book! I’m definitely going to be finding myself reading Miranda Kenneally’s Catching Jordan over and over again in the future. You can also read this review at: http://midnightbloomreads.blogspot.com/2011/12/catching-jordan-by-miranda-kenneally.html
Date published: 2011-12-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sports and Romance * http://lovesbooksreviews.blogspot.com/ Catching Jordan had the perfect blend of sports and romance into one great book. Miranda Kenneally did a perfect job with Jordan as her main character who is explaining her life as one of the best quarterbacks in her school. I found that Jordan can stand up for herself in spite of being friends with boys on her football team, and I would envy her because as she describes all the boys are Hot. Jordan's relationship with her father isn't the strongest father daughter, because he doesn't support Jordan and her passion for joining a college who has a football team, because most college football teams think girls are weak and would get hurt. She tries to get his attention due to that he never goes to any of her games etc, but as the reader you will see what will change. Her best friend Sam Henry a.k.a Henry is a total sweetie, even if he may appear to be a jerk. but he did grow on me and my heart go thump thump. The romance was awesome, I figured there was one straight romance but Kenneally surprised me with the chemistry that happens between Jordan and the new quarterback. But on the other side, I saw that another certain person was also jealous! I do love these things in books for some reason, makes my heart go crazy and I dont know who to root for. But some times I wanted to smack Ty because of some of the things he said to Jordan. I always want my father/mother to back me up in whatever profession I choose, and sometimes they do that for helping you, but we as teenagers/adults still learn from mistakes. This book gave me another reason not to give up on my dreams. The writing was also awesome, I could read Miranda's writing all day, since I was hooked! Now I get to look forward to her next novel which is coming out next year, and is like a companion to Catching Jordan! Be sure to pick up this book, it might surprise you that it isnt just about football, its about the people you love!
Date published: 2011-11-24