"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 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 quarterbac...more
Ok, phew. Now, let's start with Jordan. Our dear wonderful J ...more
Fun, fun, fun, fun, fun, fun, fun, fun, fun, fun, fun, fun, fun, fun, fun, fun, fun, fun, fun, fun, fun, fun, fun, fun, fun, fun, fun, fun, fun, fun, fun, fun, fun, fun, fun... (feel free to keep going..)
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
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
The story, the characters, it hooked me.
And I developed a crush on Sam Henry.
You could write a book solely about Sam Henry and I would read it. Just sayin'.
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
So this is She's The Man...
... meets High School Musical...
(scratch that for BOY)
... meets The Vampire Diaries...
... and most of the time I was just like...
... but sometimes IT WAS like this.
Surprisingly, the sports/college talk part of this book is what I liked the most.
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
And this book was so badddd
it hurt my brain
I wish I could
write something better
but I cannot
with its angst
and its woman hating
it tried to tell me
that I was wrong
it tried to put
femininity into a box
and I just couldn't
take it any more
but it didn't get better
for the love interest
was just as crappy
he was the worst best friend ever
and gave excuses
and then became a man-whore to cope
with what was ultimately his decision
he didn't listen to what she had t ...more
First of all, I wanna make it very clear that in this corner of the world, whenever you say football you're talking about this baby:
However, I must admit that after watching the entire five seasons of Friday Night Lights I've grown fond of american football even if I still have no clue how to play it. I consider myself a sport enthusiastic, the kind who watches it, never plays it so I got into this book with the same excitement I'd read the Dairy Queen series. I'm not sure if the first installm ...more
Yes people, there are girls out there that play football. And yes, they're good. I was starting right tackle and middle linebacker for my team leading in tackles and sacks. I guess what bothers me about some of the reviews is they're bashing the book for being unrealistic. Can a girl play football? Yes. Is it likely a girl could quarter back for a D-1 school? Probably not, but last time I checked this was called FICTION!!!!
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
Catching Jordan is the first book in Hundred Oaks series and it follows Jordan and her friends who play football (or like I prefer to call it, American rugby, because you know, us people from Europe prefer another sport called football).
Jordan is a Quarterback, the captain of her team ...more
I think guys should be guys and girls should be girls. I’m all for girl’s being strong, independent, playing sports, etc. But, I think girls should also be feminine, should be respected and treated like ladies.
I wish I could have liked Jordan more, which is one ...more
Well, jokes on her, because I read it anyways and actually quite enjoyed it.
It was definitely not what I had expected from the blurb, and yes, it did kind of read like a Wattpad story (which it was, so) but it was an enjoyable read nonetheless. In the long run, it did have a good message, and I loved how the main character was so self-empowering and independent.
Don't know why, but I felt like rereading this.
Catching Jordan was a book I read in 2012 and for some reason I can remember like the back of my hand. I've read a lot of books in the years in the four years that have passed.
It's not that this story is well written, it's not. It's not that this story is really that interesting, it's not. I honestly can't tell you why this group of characters and plot line have stayed in my head for the past four years. I'm not even sure this book had a meaningful impact o ...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
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
Catching Jordan is about Jordan Woods, the captain and Quarter Back of her school's football team. As a girl, she suffers with some ...more
“ How can you be in love with someone for forever
and not be willing to take a chance when it finally
hits you in the face like a linebacker?”
Miranda Kenneally did a fantastic job with her debut novel Catching Jordan. I don’t think I’ve had as much fun reading a book since Anna and the French kiss. It had me sitting on the edge of my seat for four days. I was actually annoyed that I decided to read it over the Christmas break, as I either had endless family members over or had to go out ...more
However, I didn't have many problems understanding what was going on, despite all the football lingo.
I found this read refreshing. Yes there were stereotypes, but it was still different.
The cheerleaders were there, but not all of them were stuck-up.
The football players were there, but not all of them acted like holier-than-thou-players. And best of all? Not all of them were ...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 ...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
I really like the characters in this book. I simply adore Jordan Woods. She's a team captain and quarterback in their school football team. Her leadership and toughness just made admire her. I always admire sporty female charact ...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
Okay, so I was going to dnf it, but I felt bad, because, you know, really great reviews.
I waited until Jordan stopped annoying me.
I waited until Henri stopped acting like a childish man whore (yeah, that exists, apparently)
He did, but too late.
I waited until Ty stopped acting like a control freak.
He did, but too late.
Oh, but there is a pattern here I think!
The only character I e ...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
Well, I'm glad that I did.
This was a pretty solid read. There were some moments where I felt it to be all too predictable, and far off on the cliche side, and my oh my the never-ending melodrama was ...more
3.5 out of 5 stars (Please read my rating system further below). I'm reading the series from start to finish now!! Wow!!! Go me!!! This book was all time goals. Sports and romance are definitely my cup of tea! Another super fast read from Miranda Kineally that had me swooning.
My rating system: (I do use half stars.)
5 - I do not use the 5 star. Not because a book might not be worthy, but be ...more
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