About the Book:
Title: The Unforgettable Logan Foster
Series: The Unforgettable Logan Foster #1
Author: Shawn Peters
Publisher: Harper Collins
Release Date: January 4th, 2022
Genre: Children’s Fiction
Packed with superheroes, supervillains, and epic showdowns between good and evil, The Unforgettable Logan Foster from debut author Shawn Peter shows that sometimes being a hero is just about being yourself.
Logan Foster has pretty much given up on the idea of ever being adopted. It could have something to with his awkward manner, his photographic memory, or his affection for reciting curious facts, but whatever the cause, Logan and his “PP’s” (prospective parents) have never clicked.
Then everything changes when Gil and Margie arrive. Although they aren’t exactly perfect themselves—Gil has the punniest sense of humor and Margie’s cooking would have anyone running for the hills—they genuinely seem to care.
But it doesn’t take Logan long to notice some very odd things about them. They are out at all hours, they never seem to eat, and there’s a part of the house that is protected by some pretty elaborate security.
No matter what Logan could have imagined, nothing prepared him for the truth: His PP’s are actually superheroes, and they’re being hunted down by dastardly forces. Logan’s found himself caught in the middle in a massive battle and the very fate of the world may hang in the balance. Will Logan be able to find a way to save the day and his new family?
This was such a fun, interesting book! I was intrigued almost right away by the storyline, and it did not disappoint. There’s a lot of superhero references while also staying true to its own story. This is actually Peters’ debut book which I was shocked by because it was so good! It left me wanting more, so I’m excited to hear there might be a second one 🙂
Logan Foster is a 12 year old with an eidetic memory and zero filter. All he wants is to find the one thing he can’t remember: his younger sibling. When he’s fostered by a couple who’s clearly hiding things, his brain has to solve the mystery. However, he couldn’t have predicted them being superheroes. Soon, he’s engaged in a battle that only his incredible brain has a chance to win.
I really enjoyed this quirky and entertaining book! The book is written like a story Logan is telling his sibling. I think the different narration really helped showcase Logan’s personality. You were able to see his utter lack of filter, but also how much he loves his sibling. Logan was such a fun character! I loved how he was unashamedly himself even though not everyone liked it. He was incredibly smart, and it was cool to watch his brain in action throughout the book.
Margie and Gil, Logan’s foster parents, were definitely not normal, but I liked how different they were. They did not fit into the average superhero mold at all, and it just added to the fun, quirky vibe the book had. It was obvious they loved Logan a lot though, and I liked seeing how they grew into a family. I would have loved more family scenes, so I’m hoping we’ll get a bit more in the next book!
The pacing of this book was fantastic with lots of action and adventure. Peters also was able to make a lot of set up not feel like it was set up which was awesome. The Unforgettable Logan Foster kept me interested the whole way through, and I was not expecting some of the twists in it. Some parts of the book felt a little bit young, so I would recommend it to any middle or elementary schooler! I think it’s especially perfect for the ones obsessed with superheroes like I was 🙂
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the publisher through Netgalley. All views expressed are only my honest opinion, a positive review was not required.