Thursday, March 5, 2015

DNF Review : Catching Jordan by Miranda Kenneally

Thursday, March 5, 2015
Title : Catching Jordan
Author : Miranda Kenneally
Genre : YA Contemporary
Release Date : December 1st, 2011
Publisher : Sourcebooks Fire



What girl doesn't want to be surrounded by gorgeous jocks day in and day out? Jordan Woods isn't just surrounded by hot guys, though-she leads them as the captain and quarterback of her high school football team. They all see her as 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 hot. And for the first time, Jordan's feeling vulnerable. Can she keep her head in the game while her heart's on the line?

*This review will contain spoilers and angry rant, read at your own risk

When I first pick this book, I actually didn't really have a high expectation, since I don't understand about football and sport isn't my favorite topic. But I want to try it, since many reviews said that this book is good, and the romance is cute. After reading several pages, I can see that I'm not going to like, but eventually keep reading until around 50% of the book, where I DNF it.

The plot is actually okay, but I think it's too focused on football and university and unsupportive dad. It might be interesting in the beginning, but eventually it'll get boring. But still, it's not because the plot I DNF this book. I DNF it because the characters. You see, the main character--Jordan--is a tomboy. Normally, I have no problem with that. But the tomboy thing is just in the outside. In the inside, I'd like to describe her like a 5 year old girl. Why? She didn't have an establishment in herself. One time, she swore she won't date a guy in her team. and then, ONE guy came and the vow is gone. So she date the guy (and lose her virginity with him after 3 days dating him), but then a girl tell her that her bestfriend--Sam Henry, Jordan's bestfriend, also in the team--love her since so long. So she began questioning her relationship with Tyler--the new guy--and start thinking that maybe the right guy is Henry.

That's when I DNF this book. I can't stand the characters. Not only Jordan, the boys in the team are mostly a jock who sleeps around. I can handle one boy who like to sleep around, but not the whole team (okay, it's not the whole team, but at least there are 3 of them, not to mention her brother and her brother's bestfriend). If there's one thing I like in this book, it's probably the friendship. Jordan and the team are so close, and they help each other. But even the friendship can't make me continue this books.

Overall, I'm disappointed by this book since I read many good reviews about this one. So, personally, I wouldn't recommend this book.


  1. I read this book sometime ago. I didn't hate this book but I didn't entirely love it either.
    I was reading this book in between some heavy reads so the light read is a welcome change. I'm not a fan of romance too but I can handle some cutesy romance. I didn't hate the tomboy-ish character back then because I was loving a kick-ass girl back when it was a new thing. Now, though, it's an overused idea. So, if I were to read this book now, I'm sure I will hate it too. :)

    1. At least you like it at first! I only read this once and I didn't even finished it lol. I actually have no problem with tomboy character, but it's just in this book I had a problem with. Anyway, you're right, it's an overused idea.

      p.s. your comment is probably the longest comment in this blog :) so thanks for that, Azee!

    2. Yeah, well, I try to give a book a chance even if it's not the type of genre that I prefer. :)
      Welcome :)

  2. This 'series' always gets good reviews. I've only read Things I Can't Forget, but I was not a huge fan of that and had no desire to read the other companions after that. I think we're just the odd ducks here!


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