Catching Jordan (Hundred Oaks #1)
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...more
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OK, i got tired of repeting it (as writing on ipad is so not fun) and I guess that you got my point by now: This book was so damn fun to read!
Ha-haa, what a fun way to spend the evening.
This book was amazingly cute, and the characters too adorable for words. F...more
Ok, phew. Now, let's start with Jordan. Our dear wonderful J...more
I looked at Catching Jordan with my "snarky eyes" - if there is such a thing - for a good part of it, to be honest.
First of all, a girl playing football?! How can you write a book about a girl playing football after DJ Schwenk in Dairy Queen and not expect to be mercilessly subjected to comparison with that winning series? Ok, the plots differ but, at the end of the day, they're both about the coming of age of two girls chasing their dr...more
Jordan's a complete tomboy and despite being in her senior year, she hasn't even had her first kiss yet. That all changes when there's a new transfer in town, whom she actually starts developing "girly" feelings for.
I really enjoyed Jordan's voice and her interaction with her team members. I was afraid the account of an almost 18 year old girl discovering love for...more
In this short prequel to Catching Jordan, Kenneally shows us how much Jordan and Henry cared for each other even before they both realized that what they had was more than just friendship. It's almost Christmas and Jordan knows exactly what she wants to get for Henry. The ideal Christmas gift is pricey, though, and while that's not a problem for Jordan, Henry is too...more
1. Shorter than me;
3. On my team;
4. All of the above.”
So you read the synopsis? Figure it's a straight forward YA Jordan and Ty hook up and HEA?
Catching Jordan caught me off guard by how much I liked it, and with its twists and turns!
First of all let me say as an Aussie I HAVE NO IDEA about NFL! Only what I see on movies and books and sometimes ESPN, but I still liked this b...more
I liked the storyline of the book, the uniqueness of Jordan's character (liked her honesty but she lacked a bit of maturity), the football references (even though I'm not a football fan), Jordan's relationships with the guys on her team (I loved that her best friends were guys who loved her and looked out for her), her best friend Sam Henry (even though he was a wussy tramp at times), development of friendships with girls, her supportive brother, and resolution in relationsh...more
I loved Miranda Kenneally's characters. The guys were both funny and hot, there was the right blend of realistically bitchy girls and girl next door fun, and the protagonist was so completely endearing and likable.
I am from the South where football is king, a...more
I received this book through Around The World ARC Tours. This is my honest review:
WOW! I was pleasantly surprised by this book!! I knew the basics: female high school football player finds new prospective football player attractive. But goodness, this is deeper than that. She also has a best friend and college prospects and a jerk NFL dad.. lots of stuff going on in this book. It never gets boring or drags. This novel keeps you entertained from page one. I really, r...more
Jordan Woods is a senior in high school, captain and quarter-back of the foot-ball team, she's also a girl. Jordan lives and breathes foot-ball, she's been playing since she was seven. Her father is an NFL star player (although, he doesn't approve of Jordan playing), her brother plays in college, and all her friends are the players on her team. Because of this Jordan has never had a boyfriend or even kissed a guy. She worries she'll lose focus on her goal of getting a scholarship, and p...more
In Dairy Queen, protagonist DJ Schwenk struggles with the reality of a girl playing a tough, physical boy sport. She deals with different degrees of acceptance. She balances her hopes, dreams and the realities of her situa...more
Oh football fumble! I was really looking forward to reading and falling head over heels for Catching Jordon. The reviews were looking positive, my book club was enjoying this, and I was getting the whole D.J. Schwenk vibe just by reading the book jacket. But after finishing this book, the score is Dairy Queen 5 stars, Catching Jordon 3 stars. I really didn’t feel more than a minimal like for...more
There is a little game I like to play before I read a novel. This is how you play: Read synopsis. Guess plot. Read novel. Compare guesstimated plot with the real plot. If you guessed right then you win; if you guessed wrong then you lose. I LOST, and I am so GLAD! I really thought I had Catching Jordan all figured out, but this story wasn’t predictable. At least, I couldn’t have guessed it. Plus, the actual storyl...more
He smiles, but it’s not a happy smile-it’s like a resigned smile. “I really do love you, Woods, but I like what we have now. And if we go off to different colleges, it’ll be horrible. We’d be apart all the time. I couldn’t handle that. I’m already dreading it.”
Catching Jordan is one of them books that I knew I had to get my hands on ever since I first heard about it! I definitely glad I did because this book is YA at its best.
I think maybe I liked the book so much because I really related to Jordan. Especially my high school self. I wasn’t on the football team but I was really active in 4-h and FFA and there aren’t many girls in my area that were involved in that sort of thing, so most of my friends were guys. And they were just like the guys in this novel! Good job Kenneall...more
It's a scary thing reading a friend's book, and yes, I'm honored to call Miranda a writer buddy. I met her on Twitter, did ALA in 2010 with her in DC along with another writer buddy. I had a teary moment when I saw my name in the Acknowledgements. A squeeworthy, teary moment!
So, when you have a history, you're so afraid you won't love the buddy's book or it won't live up to the h...more
(I received this book free of charge in exchange for an honest review.)
Catching Jordan is one of my favorite books I've read this year, by far.
For some reason I love books/movies/TV shows about sports, but in real life I hate sports. I hate watching them or hearing people talking about them. It's so boring! Catching Jordan happened to reminded me of Friday Night Lights, which was one of my absolute favorite TV shows. I was drawn to it from the beginning...more
Hmm. I am perplexed. I had a very difficult time believing the majority of this book. Let us start with the positives, shall we?
Jordan is one of the most kick ass quarterbacks in Tennessee. She is 6 feet tall, she has a cannon for an arm, she has the respect of her all-male teammates and her coach. They've ALL got this girl's back. She's a LEADER. And yet, she's got this group of guy friends with whom she's been thick as thieves for years. Can you imagine having a bunch of football pla...more
But all that support isn't enough, because Jordan has Daddy Issues. Her f...more
I got to say Catching Jordan was outrageously good for someone like me who's not really into sport novels. P.S. I can't wait for the companion novels of Catching Jordan.
I loved Jordan Woods, she was strong, talented, and unique. She is a girl, the only girl on a all guys football team at her high school, did I mention she's a quarterback and six-feet tall. All the guys on the team respect and listen to her when she gives out orders. She's focused and ready when...more
So Jordan isn’t your usual girl. She doesn’t like fancy smelling hair goo and high h...more
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
Jordan's relationship with her father isn't the strongest father daughter, because he doesn't support Jo...more
I loved this book. It had everything I like: football, strong sporty female, hilarious good friends, hot boyfriend, but cute best guy friend, and a great family. Seriously LOVE this book.
Jordan is an amazing main character. She's strong, determined, loyal, and funny. I related to everything about her: the love of football, growing up with all guy friend...more
Jordan is the quarterback for her high school team, and is the top quarterback in Tennessee despite bein...more
Jordan is a pretty fierce girl. She's captain of the football team (as well as quarterback) and she can hold her own with the guys. They don't intimidate her (although some of the cheerleaders do.) She definitely has some flaws though. She doesn't see some of the thin...more
I'll start off by saying this, I enjoyed going to football games in high school but do I watch it on tv? Nope. I think it was more about knowing the football players, right? I'm not really a sports girl even though I tend to like reading about them, at least in YA novels.
We are introduced to Jordan Woods wh...more
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