I LOVED YOU, LOGAN McGEE! by Irene Bennett Brown


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Calla goes into shock when her steady boyfriend, he who had kissed her and said ""forever,"" breaks up with her on Valentine's Day, with a curt note appended to his card. At first she's convinced that there is some mistake, but soon Logan McGee is seen with every foxy lady in the school. Calla makes matters worse by being rude and antagonizing her best friends, and by avoiding her usual responsibilities, including working at a senior-citizens' club directing skits. All this might have made for a fairly interesting book, but Calla is only 13, and her trauma over Logan's passing on to other women seems exaggerated and melodramatic. Meanwhile, her direction of the old folks, while offering more dimension to her character, does not seem credible either. Thirteen-year-olds may be boy crazy, and they can be responsible, but not to the exclusion of all else. Logan's realization that his hopping from one girl to another is a reflection of his father's behavior is a genuine twist, but it comes too late to offset the weight of Calla's Sturm und Drang.

Pub Date: March 1st, 1987
Page count: 128pp
Publisher: Atheneum