Title: Catching Jordan
Author: 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 on 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 now there’s a new guy in town who threatens her starring position on the team…and has her suddenly wishing to be seen as more than just a teammate.
Basically, Jordan’s a badass football player who’s always surrounded by her teammates. Sure, she speaks (vaguely) to other girls… ish? But otherwise, most of her time is spent with her best friend, Sam Henry. Everything’s going as planned for senior year, that is until a new hotty comes to town. Tyler Green was the quarterback for his team back home, and now he’s battling Jordan for the spot. Determined to keep her place, Jordan works her hardest to bring her team the win, but (and there’s always a but) she begins to fall for Tyler. Able to sort out a tactic to beat the state champions, Jordan finds herself unable to sort out her mind and heart.
I found this novel quite cute and I really connected with Jordan. Personally, I hang out more with guys, not ’cause I’m on the football team (I’m too uncoordinated for that), but because I find that they’re more chill and there’s less drama which is more my thing. Either way, I related to Jordan on a few notes, which was cool ’cause it made the story a little more realistic for me.
It’s not an intricate book, but it was fun to read, though I doubt any guys will like it… I should go and ask my male friends what books they like so I can post some review for guys too … Anyways, it’s fun, it’s pretty realistic, and it shows that sometimes, even when you’ve got your eyes set on a goal, there are other options and it’s smart to consider them. It’s a story about romance but also a high schooler’s life as she (and her teammates) tries to make decisions for universities, her own future, and as she tries to deal with her father, who doesn’t seem to support her dreams.
GoodReads Rating: 3.91/5
“One thing I learned a long time ago is that even if you think you’re meant to be with someone, that doesn’t necessarily mean you get to be with them.”
“What’s the occasion?” I ask.
He glances up at me and takes a deep breath. “You’re the occasion, Woods. I’ve missed you so, so much.”
-Jordan and Henry (I’m not really sure how to address people from this books since, as with all sports, they got by last names)