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Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Cathing Jordan: book review

          "Love hurts worse than getting slammed by a 250-pound linebacker."

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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 now there's a new guy in town who threatens her starting position... suddenly she's hoping he'll see her as more than just a teammate.

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First off, reading catching Jordan reminded me of the giddiness I felt while reading Stephanie Perkin’s Anna and the French Kiss.  And I’m not going to start comparing the two ‘coz they’re both amazing in their own ways.

Now, off to the main story…

Jordan Woods is the captain and quarterback of her High School football team. She’s all focused on her game determined to enter a powerhouse university so she can play college football. Everything changes when Ty arrives on her team… and she's also having issues with her best friend and her dad.

Jordan (or should I say Woods?)  is a lovable character. She’s independent. She stands for what she wants (not in the wrong way kind of thing.) She’s determined to reach her dream. She’s strong. And she’s not afraid. I admire her because of these things. 

Aside from Jordan, the minor characters are also great. Her teammate and friends: these characters are so fun to read.  They seem like a family.  The Woods’ family: although there are some issues you can still see the family bond.

And, and, and (special focus)… Sam Henry!!! (smiling. =)) is just sooo adorable, and sweet and funny. His moments… I can’t help but smile. (I just can imagine that dance! LOL.) His and Jordan’s relationship is so endearing. They look out for each other and I love the things they do together.

Moving on to Ty… Honestly, I didn’t get about him being a good looking guy and I just didn’t fell for him as a character. I was always thinking there is something bad about him. (Sorry Ty, that’s just me.)

One final note.. I’m not a fan of football and I have little knowledge about the sports. But hey, this wasn’t an issue at all reading the novel. Along the way I learned some things about it. Keneally incorporated it well and it didn’t bore me at any moment.

It’s really an engaging story so I had to read it in one sitting.  I just soo loved this novel. Plus I also loved the book cover. It truly is one great novel debut by Miranda Keneally.  5 out of 5 stars.

P.S. Can’t wait for Stealing Parker, the companion novel to Catching Jordan. I hope Keneally writes a sequel to this (that would even be better.)

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My Catching Jordan playlist:
  • Lucky – Jason Mraz & Colbie Caillat
  • " I'm lucky I'm inlove with my best friend..."
  • Count on me Bruno Mars 
  • "You can count on me like 1,2,3 I'll be there... ...'Coz that's what friends are supposed to do."
  • I got you – Leona Lewis
  • "A place to crash, I got you. No need to ask, I got you."
  • What if? – Colbie Caillat
  • "What if we were made for each other? Born to become best friends and lover?"


  1. I mast find and read this book!!!
    you got me all excited !!!
    great review

  2. Hi Marchell! Thanks!
    Visited your blog and your goodreads page.
    I saw you've already read the book.
    It's really an amazing book, isn't it?
    Try Anna and the French Kiss, if you haven't read it yet. =)