Published by Clean Teen Publishing on April 7, 2014
Series: Losing Logan #1
Genres: Humor, Love & Romance, mystery, Paranormal, supernatural, Young Adult
Source: eARC from Author
Reading Challenges: 2014 Summer Reading Challenge
Normally finding a hot guy in her bedroom wouldn’t irritate Zoe so badly, but finding her childhood friend Logan there is a big problem. Mostly because he’s dead.
As the only person he can make contact with, he convinces Zoe to help him put together the pieces surrounding his mysterious death so he can move on. Thrust into his world of ultra popular rich kids, Zoe is out of her element and caught in the cross-hairs of Logan’s suspicious ex-girlfriend and the friends he left behind, each of whom had a reason to want him dead.
The deeper they dig to find the truth, the closer Zoe gets to a killer who would do anything to protect his secrets. And that’s just the start of her problems because Zoe is falling for a dead guy.
Losing Logan made me feel so many different emotions while I was reading it. It was hilarious, sweet, heartwarming, and oh so sad. But even when it was sad, it was lovely. It’s funny- I thought I had escaped my sad quota for the day. I was supposed to see the fault in our stars, but after a series of rather unfortunate events my friends and I ended up seeing 22 Jump Street, which was pretty funny! And then I get home and read Losing Logan, and end up crying anyway! I loved the range of emotions that Losing Logan made me feel, and I can’t wait to read the prequel novella, Haunting Zoe. I think readers will love the great crew of characters that Sherry Ficklin has created in Losing Logan.
Zoe and Logan used to be childhood friends, but as is often the case they grew up, changed a bit and high school sent them in different directions. Logan went straight for the cool crowd, jock and all. Zoe was more of an outside and kept to herself. She has a razor sharp tongue and she is not afraid to give anyone, and everyone, a verbal lashing. Her only friend was the hilarious Carlos. Carlos is great. He sticks by Zoe and has no problem dishing it back to her, just as fast as she can give it out. I really enjoyed their dynamic as friends.
I feel like Zoe was always kind of hurt by the fact that Logan moved up the social chain and kind of left her in the dust, so when she finds out she is the only one that can still see him, she is slightly reluctant to help him. I enjoyed that nothing in this book felt forced at all. Characters were allowing to have very natural reactions to the situations, and everything flowed great. It was fun to see Logan and Zoe bicker, fight, and get to know each other again. They eventually team up and try to figure out the mystery behind Logan’s death. And to do that Zoe must become friends with the popular kids, Logan’s old crowd.
It was a unique twist on so many different high school “makeover” type stories. I loved every second of the book. There are more than a few twists and turns that I didn’t see coming and a couple of situations where I thought for sure I would end up feeling one way about, but Sherry Ficklin managed to convince me that I felt another about it. I know that sounds really confusing, but I don’t want to give anything away. Let’s just say that Sherry took something I thought I wouldn’t like, and she made me a fan. I loved exactly how everything played out. Even though parts were very bittersweet, it was all so well done. Losing Logan is not a book to be missed.
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