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Download PDF/ Epub Catching Jordan by Miranda Kenneally Book. [Bestsellers]. DOWNLOAD / READ ONLINE LINK: wm-greece.info Catching. "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. Catching Jordan book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. ONE OF THE BOYSWhat girl doesn't want to be surrounded by gorg.
I've been worried about you. Hate that girl Kristen!!
I loved Jordan's relationship with her family, her mother was such a sweet-heart, always being there for Jordan and supporting her. Jordan's brother was also supportive and there for her too. She obviously had issues with her father, and I like how that played out, as well. The only reason I rated this 4. The payoff was short and felt a bit rushed.
However, I just read that there is another book coming out in fall that is a companion to Catching Jordan. I hope these characters show up and maybe we'll get to see the "more" I'm talking about: Sep 11, Dija rated it really liked it Shelves: This was such a sweet, adorable read.
Another one of those "mood" stories and thankfully, it fell into my lap at just the right time. 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 This was such a sweet, adorable read.
I was afraid the account of an almost 18 year old girl discovering love for the first time would come across as unconvincing or implausible, but I could completely relate to Jordan and her problems and feelings. She was surprisingly easy to love, though I'll admit that at one point, her bursting into tears after every few sentences got on my very last nerve.
And the romance would've been enjoyable yet entirely unmemorable had Kenneally not added the greatest twist ever to it.
I was completely caught off guard by the genius development and change in the romance about midway through. It cleverly discarded all my theories and sealed my love for this book.
Overall, Catching Jordan was a realistic and highly entertaining account of first love and growing up. I'll definitely be reading all other titles by Kenneally, if for nothing else but to catch a glimpse of Jordan view spoiler [and Henry hide spoiler ] again. For more reviews, visit my blog: Aug 05, Sophie rated it it was amazing Shelves: Since Jesse's Girl is due for publication, I thought this would be the prefect time to re-read the entire Hundred Oaks series, and my Book Depository voucher sold me on downloading physical copies.
The second read of this book was even better than the first. During this time, I was able to understand stuff a whole lot better, and connect with the characters even more. As a girl, she suffers with some Since Jesse's Girl is due for publication, I thought this would be the prefect time to re-read the entire Hundred Oaks series, and my Book Depository voucher sold me on downloading physical copies.
As a girl, she suffers with some quite sexist comments and ideals, and strives to work as hard as she can, to be the best that she can be. Her dream is to go to Alabama and play college football, and for her dad, the 'great' Donovan Woods, to go to her games, and finally be happy for her. I loved Jordan.
She was one of the best female protagonists I've seen in YA contemporaries for quite some time. Yeah, she's popular, sporty, etc. She still has insecurities and things that she feels like she must time from other people, such as her love for writing and poetry. She feels that, because she is on the football team, she can't enjoy 'girly' things as they'll make her seem weak. For the majority of the book, she can't stand being around other girls, especially the cheerleaders, and doesn'treally have much in common with them.
I loved how she came into her own and started to realise that just because she was captain doesn't that she can't be a girl, and just because someone else is a cheerleader doesn't mean they're vapid and shallow.
I'm really glad that she discovered this, and that she finally had some girl friends. That's not to say that I didn't like her guy friends, though. I adored them all, especially Sam Henry. Sam and Jordan were beautiful from page 1, and even without knowing what happens, you could see the romantic and emotional connection between them from the very beginning.
As with basically all YA contemporaries, romance plays a large role in this book. While I liked parts of Ty and Jordan's relationship, I really couldn't 'ship' it.
I thought Ty was controlling and jealous, especially when it came to Sam. I kind of thought their relationship went very fast too, perhaps a bit too fast. I also hated who Jordan was when she was with Ty, as she became a whole new person, one who didn't stand up for herself, and who began to doubt herself.
Ty wanted her to stop doing the thing that she loved, and didn't support her when she was being criticised, even by her own father. Sam, on the other hand, was the perfect gentlemen to Jordan throughout the whole book. Though he had his own issue, being a 'man-whore' and all, whenever it came down to it, he was there for Jordan, until he wasn't.
He always supported her and was the best best friend she could want. It was only when his feelings became known to Jordan everyone else had already known that he became distant. His jealousy of her relationship with Ty was fun to see, even he was the one who pushed her towards Ty.
However, when Jordan really needed him, when she was injured, he never left her side, and did everything he could to help her, right to the very end. I think I shipped Jordan and Sam pretty much from page 1, and could not stop smiling at the end.
I know we see more of them in further books, and I honestly can't wait to read the others, especially Jesse's Girl , for this reason. Hundred Oaks is one of my favourite contemporary series, and everyone should read at least one of them during their life, as they aren't just about cute, fluffy stories, but actual real issues prevalent in today's society. Apr 06, Jasprit rated it it was amazing Shelves: 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 4. 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 visiting family. I just wanted to lock myself away with this amazing book. I simply adored this book; it left me with a huge goofy smile on my face, tears in my eyes from laughing so much and just tore my heart into tiny shreds.
Jordan is the star quarterback for the Hundred Oaks Red Raiders, her dream is to play for Alabama; the best football team in the country. I really liked Jordan, she was a strong character, she knew exactly what she wanted and how to go after it. What is it about calling guys by their surnames makes them sound so hot? Clair , Barrons and now Henry? Henry has quickly become one of my favourite literary crushes; he was so sweet; in the fake electronic baby assignment and he showed he had a big heart as he was always looking out for Jordan.
He was self-assured, but not cocky and did I forget to mention totally swoon worthy! His friendship with Jordan was one of the best ones I have come across.
I would love to have friends like these guys! Catching Jordan has quite easily become one of my favourites. View all 9 comments.
When there is a book centered around a football team, that creates problems for people who are footballily clueless moi. 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 When there is a book centered around a football team, that creates problems for people who are footballily clueless moi.
Not all of them were boys ; That's right! Quarterback extraordinaire. She kicks butt on the field! I loved how she could hang out with both girls and guys comfortably.
A lot of times when there is a tomboy, they are presented as not knowing how to deal with girls or their hobbies. Admittedly Jordan isn't a fan of shopping and dresses, but neither am I really! That doesn't make her not a lady, just a lady with different preferences.
The romance was decent. I liked the ending and the whole story, which I will not disclose because spoilers.
Henry is fabulous and I love his relationship with Jordan. Tyler is pretty cool. I have nothing against him, but view spoiler [I am glad Jordan woke up and decided he wasn't the man for her. He often got on my nerves. Also they did the deed not long after Jordan's first kiss Henry was the sweetest. He was kind of a jerk, but I respect his reasons. The rest of her family was awesome! I would rec this book, but only if you're in a light mood because otherwise, I get the feeling this book would get on your nerves: P And those are my two cents!
Mar 28, Kellie Maddox-Ward rated it liked it Shelves: Shorter than me; 2. Pansies; 3. On my team; 4. All of the above. Catching Jordan caught me off guard by how much I liked it, and with its twists and turns! Only what I see on movies and books and sometimes ESPN, but I still liked this book with all the football talk and references.
The story Jordan Woods is the Quarterback of the high school football team. Jordan is well liked. Well respected. Looked up to. She is also a girl. Although at times she doesn't act it. She is just one of the boys. Her best friend since she was 7 is Sam Henry All the guys are mainly called by their surname in the whole book but sometimes Sam gets Sam and Henry Also JJ and Carter make up their own small little posse.
They are her protectors and best friends. Jordan's father is the great Donovan Woods. NFL star. Don has no problem watching his son Mike play Football at University. He doesn't watch, talk or play with Jordan. Besides her rocky relationship with her Dad Jordan is loving her senior year of high school. Until Ty Green is transferred.
He trys out for the football team, he is also a QB. NONE of the team are happy about this is, especially Jordan. One of the MAIN reason Jordan isn't happy is she's starting to feel all "girly" like have "feelings" and stuff.
She doesn't even know how to kiss let alone being a virgin. She can't talk to any of the boys about this and she hates the cheerleaders, what does she do? She doesn't want to fall in love now. She wants to play Ball at Alabama! This is a story about all things high school, the hierarchy, cheerleaders, football, different relationships and the future.
They rocked! Jordan's relationship is different with each one but they are all rock solid. Great banter and Jordan could hold her own with all of them. Great Secondary characters - excluding Lacey and Kristen but hey they are highschool!
Ty- I really started to like Ty when he first came, I even felt sorry for him and then became all boyfriendy and it pissed me off - but yeah that's what was supposed to happen so well done there Miranda! I could easily see this as a TV show lol The one major problem I had with this book was view spoiler [ Jordan is nearly 18 yrs old, she kisses Ty on a sat night then freaks out, and come monday she loses her Virginity to him? It just felt waayyyyyy to rushed for the sort of girl that she was hide spoiler ] Mar 07, Jen rated it it was ok Shelves: 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.
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 2. Can you imagine having a bunch of football players ready and waiting to kick anyone's ass that messes with you? Sure, things would get a little overly testosterone-y, but it's kind of sweet if you think about it. Even if they are all horndogs. Also, I love that her dad was an NFL player. That's incredible. But our straight-up jock, never-been-kissed and doesn't-have-the-slightest-idea-how main character abandons all hesitation when new, hot, one-dimensional Ty Green shows up on the field as her back-up quarterback.
One day she's shying away from Ty's kisses to demanding his ownership of a condom the next. Which is totally fine with me, as a reader. I just feel like Jordan was not a very solid character. She didn't have any defining traits or personality, other than: Especially when I'm reading from a first person point of view.
But I don't know her at all. The love triangle aspect wasn't bad. And LORD, she was naive.
About so much. I don't care if her best friend is the spitting image of Johnny Depp circa Crybaby, the fact that he's put his coin roll into like, EVERY game at the arcade is not attractive. If you catch my drift. All in all, there were some really cute parts in Catching Jordan, but this book did not work for me. I could not relate to many of the characters and unfortunately could not find a basis for establishing a relationship with any of them. Being a huge fan of Friday Night Lights, this was pretty devastating to me.
View 2 comments. I must say this book is a fun, quirky and light read. I started this last night and I am instantly hooked with it. 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 This book has been on my TBR for ages and I'm so glad that I've finally read this.
I always admire sporty female characters who can play with guys. It's just cool. Plus, I like her wits and she's not really that girly. Her best friends are guys: Henry, JJ, and Carter.. I want brothers like them.
But her ultimate best friend is Sam Henry. I love how these two bond and throw each others banters. Such a strong friendship going on between them.
Then this new guy, Tyler Green came into the picture and Jordan had a crush on him despite of being threatened he might took the spot as a Quarterback. As much as possible she doesn't want to date any of her teammates because she might lose her concentration. This story is so cute and it definitely put a smile on my face. Though some of the football terms quite confuse me because I wasn't really fan of that sports, it's still a great read.
The love story.. D Henry all the way! Oct 24, Rachel Harris rated it it was amazing Shelves: I loved this book!!!! My intention, when I started reading this a little after ten o'clock last night, was to read a couple chapters and go to bed.
Um, yeah. That didn't happen. The next time I looked up, it was 5 am and I was finished. 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 I loved this book!!!! I loved the premise, but I wondered if the football portions would be too much.
If the author would find that perfect balance of letting us into Jordan's world as a girl quarterback, yet still be a fun "girl book," for lack of a better description. As you can probably tell from the fact that I stayed up reading all night, Ms. Kenneally rocked that balance. Dialogue was perfect, the action and pace spot on.
I can't wait to see what Miranda Kenneally does next. Jun 29, Evie rated it it was amazing Shelves: I loved meeting Jordan and Henry again, and I absolutely loved this short, but sweet and adorable glimpse at their past.
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 Fantastic! The ideal Christmas gift is pricey, though, and while that's not a problem for Jordan, Henry is too proud to accept such a gift. And so Jordan comes up with a plan.. This was such a sweet, charming, funny and mood-lifting Christmas-y novella.
It reminded me just how much I loved Catching Jordan and made me want to go back and re-read it. It's a very short story, but one filled with emotions, chemistry and sparkles. Read it!! I'm sure it'll make you feel warm and fuzzy!!! Merged review: Not a single thing about this book could be called ordinary or predictable.
Everything - from the characters that defy the usual romantic stereotypes to love story that is concluded in a totally unpredictable way, is fresh, crisp, and completely unputdownable. I went into reading it expecting something along the lines of "She's the man" - a cute, not necessarily ambitious, mildly entertaining romantic comedy packed to the brinks with cheesiness and cliches.
What I got, though, exceeded all my expectations. See, Catching Jordan is not only entirely original and compulsively readable, it's also intelligent, gorgeously mood-lifting, and infused with energy so positive that by the time you reach its last page you'll be clapping, dancing, and performing various unpredictable stunts around the house.
Or at least grinning like a maniac. How many books can give you such an awesome boost? The answer is: The main character in this novel is a chick named Jordan. And she's not just any chick, but one that happens to be a kick-ass captain of a high school football team. Physically attractive, strong and athletic, she's a starting quarterback and a role model for her fellow team players.
She's tough, persistent and supportive. All the guys on her team treat her with respect and adorable brotherly protectiveness. Jordan loves all the guys on her team but it's a sister-brother kind of love at the very best. Her dream is to get a football scholarship at the University of Alabama, and she's determined to make it happen.
Love stories, dating, shaving legs for guys? Jordan is so not interested in all that! At least not until Ty moves to her school. He's a gorgeously handsome quarterback and Jordan can't keep her eyes off him.
For the first time ever, she's falling for a boy. Can she stay focused on achieving her goals while dating the hottest guy at school? Or will Ty prove to be too much of a distraction for her? This book was simply awesome. It rocked my world. I did not want to put it down - and I didn't, I actually read it in just one sitting. I don't know if it's the sweet taste of summer, refreshingly different way of approaching a YA romance, or the insanely cool characters and the fantastic relationship between them, but I absolutely couldn't get enough of this book.
Miranda Kennneally pulled off something incredibly difficult - she wrote a beautiful and heart-warming tale of love and friendship, infused with vivid emotions, meaningful thoughts and inspirational messages, and set it against an incredibly unique and realistically drawn sports background.
Thankfully, Catching Jordan offers a perfect blend of romance and action. Kenneally gives just enough football-related details to keep the reader interested and well-entertained, but not too much as to put them off. At the same time, though, football does play a very important role in her book, and I really appreciated the time and effort that Kenneally obviously must have put into researching the subject matter.
She did a thorough job, exploring both the glamorous and exciting side of an athlete's life, as well as the darker side, filled with tears, sweat, frustration and struggles.
The end result was stunning, and while she didn't exactly make me want to pick up a ball and run around the field with a bunch of jocks, I might actually watch some games on TV, and whenever I will, I will think of Catching Jordan. As much as I loved the great plot line and sweet romance, what I liked the most about this book was the in-depth characters and the way they interacted with each other. To me, Catching Jordan is not only a book about following your dreams and believing in yourself, fighting for your future and overcoming obstacles.
It's also - or perhaps even most of all - a book about relationships and how they affect us, shaping our personalities, dictating our choices, putting us down and building us up. And this book is filled with wonderfully depicted relationships of all sorts, from friendships, romantic relationships, to the different flavours of relationships between family members. Kenneally talks about support, protecting each other, jealousy, rivalry, animosity, sacrifice, respect, and different kinds of love.
And she does it with such skill and conviction, it's absolutely enthralling. Catching Jordan is a book that has a lot to offer. If you like love stories that are just as sweet and charming as they are clever and memorable, you'll definitely appreciate this one. 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!
Actual Review: Ha-haa, what a fun way to spend the evening. This book was amazingly cute, and the characters too adorable for words. F Last page impression: 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 From Jordan and Henry, to JJ, Carter, Ty and the girls, and even the family members — they were all so great that I wished for them to be part of my life.
They filled my day with their jokes and their joy and for a moment, between laughs, they made me miss my old friends from high school. Anyways, I really liked her.
She had this optimism like an aura around her words, and even with all her insecurities and her problems she seemed to know where she was standing and she seemed to be enjoying her life. 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! Actual Review: Ha-haa, what a fun way to spend the evening.
This book was amazingly cute, and the characters too adorable for words. F Last page impression: 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 From Jordan and Henry, to JJ, Carter, Ty and the girls, and even the family members — they were all so great that I wished for them to be part of my life. They filled my day with their jokes and their joy and for a moment, between laughs, they made me miss my old friends from high school.
Anyways, I really liked her. She had this optimism like an aura around her words, and even with all her insecurities and her problems she seemed to know where she was standing and she seemed to be enjoying her life.