Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Publication Date: 1st December 2011
Trust me, the fact that I was going to read this even surprised *me*. That sentence sounds mean and like I'm too good for the book or something… but it’s not supposed to. Lol. It’s not like I have something against the author because that’s silly (I don’t even know her), but because Catching Jordan is about... football! And me + football = tres unhappy couple. In fact, me + [insert
any most sports]
= unhappy couple. But then I read this on a book blogger recommendation… and I thought it was amazing.
Seriously. The football didn’t even bother me. Actually, I may have even
enjoyed it! Well, okay, I enjoyed everything I *could* enjoy whilst knowing
nothing about the sport. Hehe. (American football is pretty different to English football, yes? Or am I just insanely stupid…?) SEE WHAT SPORT DOES TO ME? *faints* It was really easy to get caught up in the story and what was going on, so points to the author for managing to hook me in and keep me there.
I loved Jordan. She was *really* awesome. Like, kickass awesome. I don’t know about you guys, but usually when I describe somebody as kickass, said somebody is usually the snarky, not-to-be-messed-with-under-any-circumstances hero/heroine of a paranormal novel. Or a dystopian novel. Said somebody doesn’t usually live in… the real world. And play football. Jordan takes kickass to another level and gives it a freakin’ new MEANING. Why? Because Jordan plays football, and she’s the only girl on her team and she sure plays better than all the guys on her team and they tease her, and others tease her and act horrible (they’re obvs just jealous of her) but she’s strong and she doesn’t take any crap.
The guys were also really cool; Henry, JJ, Carter etc. I loved how they respected Jordan and looked out for her, especially when Ty came on the scene. They were so protective and sweet, like they were her older brothers or something and it was just awesome. And everything they did just made me giggle, they were such boys and always seemed like they were doing something they weren't supposed to be doing.
Miranda Kenneally’s writing is just fabulous – funny and realistic and fresh. I’m really looking forward to whatever she’s working on next! And I highly recommend Catching Jordan, even to people like me who think sports are ew and just no: PLEASE READ THIS BOOK. For me. Truly outstanding debut and a gem amongst contemporary YA. xoxoxoxoxo
p.s. I never did like Ty. He was so... I don't know, but I didn't warm to him.