Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Review: Catching Jordan

Catching Jordan
Author: Miranda Kenneally
Page Count: 281
Release Date: December 01, 2011
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Series: Hundred Oaks #1
Genres: YA, Romance, Contemporary, Sports, Realistic Fiction 
Source: Won from Goodreads First Reads.
Catching Jordan (Hundred Oaks, #1)
Read summary on Goodreads, here.
Though I'm usually not into contemporary novels or sports, I decided I wanted to read it because of the reviews and the fact that I wanted to read something besides paranormal. I had a little trouble getting into it at first but the more I read the more I enjoyed it.
Jordan definitely wasn't like most lead females I've read about. Instead of worrying about boys, how she looks, or if she's too fat; she's hanging out with the guys in her family's basement pigging out on pizza and hot wings; watching and playing football; and trying to get into the University of Alabama. I loved the fact that she didn't pretend to be something she's not, she is who she is. I didn't really care for Ty that much, he seemed so needy and demanding. I did feel sorry for him though because of his family's situation and I suppose that kept me from downright hating his character. I liked Sam even though he slept with a lot of girls and acted like a complete moron at the time it mattered most.

I really liked the storyline, it's not everyday you read a book about a girl playing high school football. There was humor and some romance and the story was very believable. It was definitely a good change from what I usually read. I was going to give it five stars but I'm not a fan of derogatory language and there were a lot of f-bombs being dropped, so that affected my rating. But other than the language I had no problems with the book.

I liked the ending but I would have liked to know more about what happened, guess I'll have to use my imagination.

I like the cover too. It's simple but tells the story really well. I like the fact that they're holding hands and walking barefoot across the football field, there's something kind of romantic about it.

Rating: 4/5

Review also posted to Goodreads.


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