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Catching Jordan

Published: December 2011
SKU: 9781402262272

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Miranda Kenneally's first book in the beloved sports romance Hundred Oaks series! Love is the toughest game to play…

Athletic superstar Jordan Woods is the captain and quarterback of her high school football team. Her teammates, including her best friend Sam, all see her as their leader and one of the guys, and that's just fine. As long as she gets her athletic scholarship to a powerhouse university.

But everything she's ever worked for is threatened when Ty Green moves to her school. Not only is he an amazing QB, but he's also amazingly cute. Meanwhile, Sam is her rock — he supports Jordan's dreams even when her traditional dad doesn't — but suddenly things feel different between them. For the first time, Jordan's feeling vulnerable. Can she keep her head in the game while her heart's on the line?

Catching Jordan is the high school football romance to sweep your heart away!

Other teen romance books by Miranda Kenneally:

  • Stealing Parker
  • Things I Can't Forget
  • Racing Savannah
  • Breathe, Annie, Breathe
  • Jesse's Girl
  • Defending Taylor
  • Coming Up for Air
  • Four Days of You and Me

Product Details

  • Paperback
  • Case Count: 12
  • Age range: 13-17
  • Series: Hundred Oaks , Book 1
"It's these layers of the story that make this book a compelling read." — 2 Read or Not 2 Read
"All in all, Kenneally knows how to write a fantastic contemporary title with characters that so many people will find easy to relate to due to how realistic they are. It's such a nice change of pace when you find a contemporary title that's all around a terrific read." — A Life Bound by Books
"The protagonist is a smart, level headed girl who (predictably) has issues to sort through, but never spirals down into melodramatic fits. Great read." — A Promontory First blog
"So if you like football and romance, read this. If you are like me and attended high school football games just so you could cut class to sit on the grassy hill near the football field, then perhaps this book is for you, too~" — A Storm of Words
"It is definitely a To-Read...and a fun read at that."—A Tasty Read" — A Tasty Read
"Catching Jordan was a refreshing burst of light in a field of tired contemporary fiction novels. A one-of-a-kind main character that you can't help love, a sweet romance, great examples of friendship, and a prominent family subplot." — Alison Can Read
"Without being too heavy-handed, the book encourages teen girls to be themselves and to stop being so judgmental. If you're looking for a quick, light and romantic read, I think this might be it." — Anna Reads
"even if you are not a football fan, you can still be totally invested in the story and not feel overwhelmed by it." — Beyond Limits
"I really enjoyed reading this novel" — Blogster
"If you are at all a fan of contemporaries or contemporary romance, you must add 'Catching Jordan' to the top of your list. I'm so glad I read it, and I've already ordered a copy for myself."—Book Labyrinth" — Book Labyrinth
"Loved this book! It's been such a great read. I highly recommend it for a light fun read!" — Book Nerd
"A great novel that will keep your engrossed. " — Book Obsessed
"A great novel that will keep your engrossed. Even someone like me know knows absolutely nothing about football was totally engaged in the game." — Book Obsessed
"Catching Jordan was highly enjoyable and now that I've finished it, I'm wishing that I didn't read it so fast because I wanna re-read it all over again without no recollection of what happened so I can have that "feel-good" feeling once more! Catching Jordan definitely packs a good load of ear to ear smiles, tingling feels in your toes and fingertips, lots of "awh" and "ooh" moments, and of course, plenty "Omg, that is so me!" statements! This book is totally my happy place right now and it's for sure going on my Favorites Shelf where it will always remain!" — Books Over Boys
"Catching Jordan has everything one could ask for in a book, and one part I loved was that Jordan went against a lot of common thoughts such as girls not being able to play on a football team. If you haven't read this book yet then you should definitely go read it! =) " — Books by Their Story
"Jordan is a compelling protagonist, an appealing mix of confidence and vulnerability . . . Jordan's commitment and ability to stand by her goals and remain true to herself, even to the point where she stands up to her father (who doesn't want her to play) and to Ty, is inspiring, and her relationship with her rock-solid, supportive teammates is endearing . . .This is a solid, substantive romance that makes all the right moves for girls who won't settle for a seat on the sidelines, in love or on the field." — Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books" — Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"Bottom line? This is the book that made me want to read more contemporary. Absolutely five stars out of five, and if you haven't already ordered your copy, you really ought to get on that."—Coffee Life Love" — Coffee Life Love
"Catching Jordan, a debut by Miranda Kenneally, is a dazzling contemporary read that mixes two of my favorites: romance and football.

Catching Jordan is so much more than a sports book. It examines relationships, first love, expectations, sexism, loyalty, and family." — Confessions of a Book Addict
"Catching Jordan was an outstanding contemporary novel unlike any I've had the pleasure to read. I can't wait to read more from Miranda Kenneally. " — Confessions of a Bookaholic
"This book was a wonderful example of what can be great about contemporary YA and I really enjoyed it!" — EX Libris
"A great coming of age story with a side of teen love!" — East Green Bush Library
"Catching Jordan was a perfect read. Definitely pick this book up if you get a chance, odds are you won't regret it." — Emilie Book World
"I was pleasantly surprised by how much I actually loved this book... Catching Jordan was an empowering read, with a cute, romance aspect! " — Epic Book Adventures
"Catching Jordan was a quick and easy read. There aren't too many YA books with female athletes as the main characters out there (it seems like most YA female narrators like to avoid P.E.), so this book felt fresh and different." — Escaping Through Books
"Catching Jordan is an exemplary YA contemporary book; it offers up the best of what most readers are looking for, mingling humour with heartgripping moments and the complications that come with growing up." — Ever After Esther
"If you want a book that will pull you in and engage you with characters who ring true, "Catching Jordan" is the book you want to read." — Examiner
"This is a book that made me laugh and cry. A book that made me want to hug its characters and shout at them. It was impossible to put down and if you just think that you might like this, pick it up immediately. I love it!"—Fictional Distraction" — Fictional Distraction
"You should check out this book, especially if you love Kody Keplinger. You won't be sorry! " — Fictionators
"I really enjoyed Catching Jordan because it always managed to bring a smile to my face. " — Frentic Reader
"Catching Jordan is a lovely, realistic portrayal of one girl's journey through senior year, and it is definitely a book I'll be rereading when I want an awesome, feel-good, make-me-smile story. This is definitely one you don't want to miss!"—From A to Z" — From A to Z
"This is a wonderful story about the lengths friends and things in the name of friendship will do, as well as sweet a love story." — From Me To You
"This is definitely a MUST-READ, MUST-BUY! 5 out of 5 Stars!" — Good Choice Reading
"Do I recommend? If it wasn't obvious, YES. A MILLION TIMES YES."—Gypsy Book Reviews" — Gypsy Book Reviews
"Catching Jordan is one of the best contemporary young adult novels out there." — Harmony Book Reviews
"This book was just so real... Kenneally always keeps it real. This was an excellent, super satisfying read." — Heather Anastasiu
"I would definitely recommend Catching Jordan to football fans and people who like strong, female characters. I loved the message this book sends!"—Hippies, Beauties and Books Oh My!" — Hippies, Beauties and Books Oh My!
"Catching Jordan is a contemporary novel that filled with real characters and gives an accurate portrayal of being a high school athlete both male and female." — Hypable
" I found myself speeding through the book to know how Jordan's life changed throughout her many revelations and I think you will too!" — I Just Want To Sit Here and Read
"CATCHING JORDAN is by far my favorite read of the year!"-IB Book Blogging" — IB Book Blogging
"CATCHING JORDAN is an exciting and fresh YA contemporary debut that had me going. She has proven herself to be a fantastic author and her next books will be auto-buys for me. " — IBook Blogging
"While this book nailed the emotional aspects, evoked my memories, and was just a really great story - what pushed it from really great to fan-freaking-tastic was that it wasn't what I expected. Jordan was a fresh voice in YA,. I adore this book." — In The Best Worlds
"This, along with Wanderlove are at the top of my brand new books-that-weren't-that-sad-but-made-me-cry list. It's just one of those things where the author hits something in just the right spot and it's extraordinary. " — In the Best Worlds
"Catching Jordan definitely blew me away... It was amazing!" — Katie's Amazing Book Reviews
"Catching Jordan is a very enjoyable and entertaining read... Catching Jordan is something different in today's YA, and it's a fun, quick read that kept me turning the pages." — Let Them Read Books
" A great coming of age story with a side of teen love!" — Librarina
"Catching Jordan delivered a compellingly intense story of self-discovery and growth with added drama, humor and a roller coaster romance. " — Literary Cravings

"The story was cute, fun, and a nice change from how contemporary novels usually are. I loved how strong, confident, and independent Jordan was" — Maji Bookshelf

"Jordan is an engaging and unique character; she is someone I feel I haven't met in previous forays into YA contemporary fiction, and she left me wishing that there was a greater variety of characters, of both genders, in all of the books that I read. " — Manga Mania Cafe

"For a truly enjoyable and smart romance, Catching Jordan should be your first pick." — Mermaid Vision Books
"Miranda's writing is fabulous and full of energy. Read it. Read it soon!" — Miss Page Turner's City of Books
"Catching Jordan by Miranda Kenneally was a fun, sweet, and dramatic teen read fit for any reader who enjoys a cast of admirable characters." — Mocha Latte Reads
"Once I started I could not stop reading and managed to finish the book in a few hours." — Much Loved Books

"I recommend CATCHING JORDAN to readers who love football, readers who think they don't love football, and readers who want to find out if they'll love football. Because after reading this book, I have come to the following conclusions:

1. I love football.

2. In the wise words of Jordan Woods: "That if you spend too much time dreaming, you'll stop actually doing. And when you actually do stuff, there's a good chance things will work out. We make things happen by attacking, not by sitting around dreaming." — Muggle Born

" I knew I would like this book, I just wasn't expecting to like it as much as I did. So much so in fact, that I couldn't even put it down. I read it in a matter of hours. I read it when I really should have been doing something else productive like, you know, laundry or dusting or probably numerous other things but hey, those could wait, Jordan and gang could not." — My Guilty Obsession
"All you really need to know about American football to enjoy Catching Jordon is that they throw the ball a lot, don't worry about the rest the story itself is so witty and the romance is so deliciously good and that's all that really matters in the end."—My Keeper Shelf" — My Keeper Shelf
" Ms Kenneally delivered a very solid debut novel. I truly enjoyed Catching Jordan and found it quite refreshing :)" — Natuschan
"I absolutely LOVED Jordan. She is a great role model for teens today showing them that you can do anything as long as you work hard."—Nightly Readings" — Nightly Readings
" I could not put the book down! A very refreshing read. " — Novel Goddess
" The writing for me was perfect, the plot solid and engaging; it was a real page turner and I will definitely look out for more books by Ms Kenneally. " — Obsession With Books
"A book that will pull at your heartstrings and not let you go until you finish the very last page."—Pages of Forbidden Love" — Pages of Forbidden Love
"Miranda Kenneally's writing is just fabulous - funny and realistic and fresh. Truly outstanding debut and a gem amongst contemporary YA. " — Painting with Words
"I promise you will not be able to put this novel down. I know I will not be alone when 'requesting' a sequel of Jordan's journey!!"—Patricia's Particularity " — Patricia's Particularity
"Overall, I did enjoy Catching Jordan by Miranda Kenneally. There was plenty of humor along the way" — Poetry to Prose
"Loved Loved Loved! This debut book will probably be one of my favorites of the year! Please read it now!" — Princess Bookie
"This is a wonderful young adult novel about following your dreams and facing life's realities. Jordan says it best, "Sometimes you have to give something up to get something better."—Reading Eating and Dreaming" — Reading Eating and Dreaming
"Catching Jordan was everything that I hoped it would be and more! It's the kind of book that you pick up to read and find that you can't put it down until you've turned the last page!"—Reading in the Corner" — Reading in the Corner
"Overall, this was a very enjoyable book to read! While this book is a lot more about relationships and realizing that sometimes there's more to life than meets the eye, football does play a huge role it in! I can't wait to read more from Miranda!" — Reading the Best of the Best
"All I can say is wow. I absolutely adored this book!"—Reading, Writing and Waiting" — Reading, Writing and Waiting
"The story in general was well written and full of emotion that was well presented. I love that (American) football was present in the story even though I really don't know all that much about it. Sports stories are a new idea for me but I really like this one." — Rescue Reads
"Catching Jordan was filled with humor, heartbreak, love and football, and it was a great read I'd recommend quickly to just about anyone. " — Robolobolyn's Universe
"I absolutely LOVE this book! Since a got this book a couple of months ago, I have read it 4 times, falling in love the the characters over and over again." — Rolling with the Moments
"Anyone who's ever questioned her path in life will connect with Jordan's struggles and ultimate triumphs." — Sarah Ockler
"The best thing here has to be the connections that they had with each other: Sam and Jordan. Jordan and her brother. Jordan and her team. Jordan and her father... sweet and so darned cute!" — Sassy Reads
"Highly entertaining and sooooooooooo sweet that I now have a tooth ache, Catching Jordan is absolutely mind blowing and deserves an extra star simply because of Henry's rocking moves :)" — See it or Read it
"Light, enjoyable, and fun, I would recommend this book to anyone looking for an entertaining, romantic read." — Sera-Phyn
"I for one, really enjoyed this book, and I'll be reading the next one for sure! 4/5 Ribbons " — Shabby Reading
"I am still so in love with the characters in this book, and I read it a few weeks ago.
I had so much fun reading it, there were great characters, great romance, and a great ending. I will definitely check out more by this author."—Slightly Bookish" — Slightly Bookish
"It was a little predictable. But that's okay! I just loved reading about a girl playing quarterback!"—So Many Books, So Little Time " — So Many Books, So Little Time
"This contemporary novel easily passed all of my expectations making it a perfect touchdown. 5 Stars " — Stalking the Bookshelves
" This has been one of my favorites so far of 2012." — Starry Sky Books
"If you like contemporary YA then this is a must read, even if football isn't your favorite thing." — Stuck in Books
"Overall, Catching Jordan is a book easily devoured in one sitting and one that is far more satisfying than we initially expected, making it a truly pleasant surprise that lingers in our memories when we were previously convinced it would only be a passing fancy.

Rating: 4.5/5 " — Supernatural Snark
"I was glued to these pages and finished this book in one sitting." — Tab Writer
" It's such a heart-warming journey getting to the end. Catching Jordan is a must-read and a definite re-read for me!" — The Autumn Review
"You'll laugh. You'll smile. You might even cry. I recommend this to everyone." — The Awesome Magic Attic
"Jordan is a strong and independent young woman. Who just happens to be the best football player in the state, and a girl." — The Book Whisperer
"A fun story and fantastic characters make this an easy one to love." — The Busy Bibliophile
"A fun story and fantastic characters make this an easy one to love." — The Busy Bibliophile
"Characters. Relationships. Growth. Love. Finding humor in everyday situations. If you are looking for a feel good book with a relatable protagonist and a fantastic cast of secondary characters, I wholeheartedly recommend Catching Jordan." — The Caffinated Reader
"Catching Jordan is the chocolate cake you eat after a very fulfilling meal. I couldn't get enough of it and it ended way too soon.
I definitely would recommend this book to anyone, because when you get right down to it, this book can be summed up in one word: AWESOMENESS!!!"—The Cozy Reading Corner" — The Cozy Reading Corner
"An enjoyable read. I really look forward to reading more by this author!" — The Reader Bee
" I really enjoyed this story... If you're a fan of YA contemporary reads then you should give this one a try!" — The Reading Book
"Overall, fantastic read! I love a good contemporary and this was definitely it! " — The Sweet Bookshelf
"Catching Jordan was a great read... I think every teenager will be able to relate to this book. " — The Writing Dancer
" Catching Jordan is by all odds one of my favorite books of all time. " — Tiny and her Books
" Catching Jordan was an outstanding contemporary novel unlike any I've had the pleasure to read. I can't wait to read more from Miranda Kenneally. " — Total Bookaholics
" A good read for my first sports related book!" — Tracy's YA Lit
"Sweetly satisfying." — VOYA Magazine
" Something to read and enjoy on a great, sunny day." — Wandering Fan Girl
"This book gets better every time I read it. It has a timelessness to it, and particularly to its characters, that I believe will never fail to enthrall me."—Wordbird " — Wordbird
"Catching Jordan is not simply a love story. It's so so so much more; It's about going for your dreams, overcoming obstacles and never giving up believing they will happen. You will undoubtedly finish this book with a smile on your face! " — Xpresso Reads

"Miranda Kenneally's debut novel is a quick read that teens obviously love based on what I'm seeing in my classroom. It has plenty of appeal including sports, friendships, love and relationships" — Y.A. Love

"Jordan is one of the strongest voices I've read in a while... For YA contemporary lovers, this is a MUST read." — YA Bliss

"Catching Jordan is a really cute book that appeals to a variety of readers. I'm happy I read it and look forward to recommending it to more of my students." — YA Love Blog

"Catching Jordan was a surprising read - I was expecting something light and fun and cliche with minimal problems. Instead, I got a novel that teaches you about determination and throws in some romance and emotional turmoil just to screw with you and turn it all into an addicting novel. 4 stars." — Zoey's Uncreatively Titled Blog
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