I was looking for something fun and different to begin my review year and THE UNFORGETTABLE LOGAN FOSTER came through in super hero ways. The cover alone is enough to make one curious.

Logan is a twelve-years-old orphan who narrates the story. His thoughts are directed toward the younger brother he has never met. He knows there is a brother because Logan was found abandoned at the L.A. airport when he was three wearing a t-shirt proclaiming “World’s Best Big Brother.”

Now he’s just trying to get through his days at the orphanage. When Gil and Marcie take him in as a foster, Logan discovers a whole new world filled with comic book heroes. Here’s the synopsis from Harper Collins:

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? 

You won’t find anyone like Logan Foster in the MG category. His eidetic memory gives him the ability to remember every detail of what he sees, reads or hears. He often passes the time by reciting memories and making lists. He can’t even ride a bicycle, but his impressive mind has him promoted to High School.

The chapters aren’t numbered but instead labeled with the date and time. Logan’s narration moves along at a fast and often laugh out loud pace. The only slow point was a big tell-all midway through the story where Logan is given the reasons behind all the super hero commotion. It picks right back up and Logan will win your heart. You’ll have to wait until the end to find out if his super hero parents are going to send him back to the orphanage.

Earthquakes, Lava, and a whole batch of memorable characters (some rather deadly) will have readers anxiously awaiting a sequel. A great start is had here.

Release Date: January 18, 2022 Page Count: 272


  1. Elena is a high school friend. Her character provided help and inspiration to her much younger new classmate. It worked on all levels and Elena’s personality shined.
  2. The cover is a winner with Logan and his popcorn more worried about what he’s gotten himself into with his new foster parents.
  3. The Los Angeles setting worked perfect to bring out the madness of what is happening.
  4. The author set us straight on the difference between comic book heroes and real superheroes. It masterfully played into the main plot.
  5. Family, friendship and a whole lot of fun. As Logan would put it succinctly, “That’s a fact.”


I’ve written a little bit about a lot of things in a lot of places. Ads for huge premium cable networks and all kinds of small businesses. Movie ideas that ended up on the shelf and domestic date-nights that ended up in the newspapers. Columns about fantasy sports and books about a neurodiverse hero in the making. I live in Massachusetts with my wife, who is the best 5th grade teacher on the planet, my two kids, a dog and a cat that made me retype this by walking across the keyboard. (for more visit Shawn’s author web site)


I received a copy of the book in exchange for my honest review. Comments are welcome below!

About Greg Pattridge

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  1. schmelzb says:

    Your review is a great beginning for us MG readers in 2022. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Shawn Peters says:

    Thanks so much for the kind words and honest review Greg! I’m honored that “Logan” was the way you kicked off 2022! Happy New Year!

  3. Sounds fantastic, Greg – the t-shirt he wore when he was found got me!!! Definitely will watch out for this.

  4. You are right, that cover simply draws you to the story. The look on Logan’s face speaks volumes. Great way to launch the New Year! Thanks for the great review!

  5. This looks like a SUPER book! I will definitely put it on my TBR list. 🙂

  6. Max @ Completely Full Bookshelf says:

    I’ve heard from several people who have recommended this book, so I appreciate you sharing it again with such a thoughtful review! The premise alone is wildly clever, and details like Logan navigating high school with his eidetic memory but young actual age sound like they just add even more depth and intrigue! Thanks so much for the great review, Greg—and congratulations on your 5th year of hosting MMGM!

  7. Carol Federlin Baldwin says:

    Intriguing premise and great review.

  8. Glad you enjoyed this one. I’m featuring Shawn on my blog later this month and am looking forward to reading his book.

  9. Logan does sound pretty unforgettable. I also love the cover. I doubt I could walk past that one without picking it up. Thanks for telling me about this fun book.


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