My name is Amanda, I'm 15 years old, and I (obviously) love to read. I mainly read young adult, but I read the occasional adult fiction or middle-grade. I make YouTube videos about books, as well.
Going into Catching Jordan, I didn't know how I would end up feeling about it. It's about Jordan, captain and quarterback of her high school football team - and I know nothing (and have no interest in knowing anything) about football. I had heard some good reviews, and I was in a really contemporary mood, so I decided to give it a shot. And I'm really happy I did.
Jordan was a really likeable character. She's strong, brave, and has her future planned out in front of her. However, throughout the book she made some really stupid decisions and missed some things that were in front of her face the entire time. Overall, though, this made her more realistic in some ways, and I liked that.
I tried to like Ty, I really did. But he was way too controlling for my taste. I liked him at times and wanted to hit him other times. Unfortunately, the times I wanted to hit him outweighed the times I liked him.
...Henry, on the other hand, I liked from the beginning. Even if it was really obvious what he was really thinking, he was an amazing character. He was a great friend to Jordan, and I loved him for that. He was my favorite character in the whole book.
The one thing I was most worried about before starting was football. Like I said, I know nothing about football. But this book was still easily understood. I actually really enjoyed the chapters in which there were practices and games, which really surprised me! I understood everything about the game that was necessary to understand the book. Kenneally made it super simple for even those who aren't sporty at all (me).
Overall, Catching Jordan was a really cute and fun read, and I will definitely be reading the companions! I wouldn't consider it one of my favorite books of all time, but it was really enjoyable and I would recommend it as a fun summery read.