Review: Catching Jordan

Dec •  2 •  2011

 

First off, I like to declare my love for reading. This book is the reason I love to read. To read an author’s amazing work of craftsmanship. To read a story from beginning to end. To fall in love all over again. I love you Ms. Kenneally. You are a genius!

Let me take a minute to catch my breath as well as my heart! This book is outstanding. Amazing! Simply divine! And I just want to read it over and over again! I have never laughed and snickered so much while reading a book. My hubby just kept on asking me,”Whats so funny?” I was smiling so broadly that even he wanted to know what is making me so happy!
Ok, so this book is just WOW! The characters in this book are so amazingly written. From the very first page, I snorted, laughed, and before I knew it, fell in love. Jordan is no ordinary girl. She is young, feisty, strong, and the quarterback of her state champion football team. I loved how well her character is. She is not someone to take crap from anyone yet she is stronger than most people give her credit for. I adore that her history gives her a well rounded back round for the reader to reflect on.
The plot of this book really took me somewhere I never expected. The football field. I love the game talk, the guy talk, the dirty jokes, and mostly Jordan snarky remarks! She held her own in the field and didn’t need anyone to stand up for her. She didn’t get her feelings hurt, but instead stood stronger.  There was however a love triangle that I did not see coming. I expected one guy not two. Nonetheless, the triangle really made Jordan act like a girl and really evaluate  her feelings. There were some decisions of hers that I did not like but hey, when you are a teen you make plenty of mistakes.
This book is hands down amazing! Once you start reading you have a compulsion not to stop. To run out into the Friday night lights and see Jordan shine! This debut is my favorite of this year!  I can not wait to see what Ms. Kenneally write for her readers next!
I give it 5 BITES!
Happy Reading!
FTC

 

11 Comments

  1. Alison Can Read
    Dec 2, 2011

    So glad you loved this. I can’t wait to read it. I am especially interested in the football banter. I could care less about football, but boy talk is always fun.

  2. Anna
    Dec 2, 2011

    I loved this book too Savannah!And I was myself snickering so much that my fiance kept looking at me and asking about what could I possibly be reading to make me laugh so much.
    Nice review 🙂

  3. Giselle
    Dec 2, 2011

    oooH Savannah!! SO happy you loved this too! Weren’t the characters just wonderful? I LOVED them all they were so amazingly written! Yay!! 😀

    Giselle
    Xpresso Reads

  4. Lisa
    Dec 2, 2011

    I love your enthusiasm. It makes me excited to read this novel. I’ve heard good things about it, but haven’t got around to reading it yet.

    I love when book can make you laugh out loud and smile as you read them. It’s like a special gift or secret just for you.

  5. Jenny
    Dec 2, 2011

    YAY SAVY!!!! This one absolutely blew me away too, I really wasn’t expecting it to be anything different or special, but I just fell in love with it. And a certain someone who shall remain nameless so I don’t give anything away:)

  6. Love the sound of the heroine. Love that you said you had to catch your heart. I’m sold. Gimmie! ;D

  7. Missie
    Dec 2, 2011

    A book that reminds you why you love to read?! Well, you can’t go wrong with that. 🙂

  8. LoriStrongin
    Dec 3, 2011

    While I’m not a huge love triangle fan, I am eager to read this book because of the sports angle. There are so many YAs where the MC doesn’t show any interest in anything besides their friends and love lives, so seeing a character with a strong drive, brave enough to face being a girl in a male-dominated sport definitely sounds like a book lots of teen girls need to read.

    Smiles!
    Lori

  9. Shellie
    Dec 3, 2011

    I’ve been hearing so many great things about this book! I’ve added it to my list, OoOo thinking of it gonna add it to my Christmas list now lol. Thanks for the awesome review, makes me want to read it even more!
    -Shellie

  10. Melina
    Dec 3, 2011

    Oh I love this book!! It is so different and so good. I just posted my review too.

  11. Keri Mikulski
    Dec 12, 2011

    Reading this one now. 🙂 Yay for sporty books! 🙂