Reading Diary: BSC#10: Logan Likes Mary Anne! by Ann M. Martin
"You know, that wasn't easy. I'm beginning to wonder if . . . we're in over our heads . . . What happens if we start getting a lot of jobs we can't handle? What do we tell our clients?"
. . . "Well, we can't un-advertise, so we better just figure out what to do. We're too busy. How are we going to handle the problem?"
"I've done a lot of baby-sitting," spoke up an unfamiliar male voice.
The five members of the Baby-sitters Club swiveled their heads toward the opposite end of the long table.
"In Louisville," the voice continued. "I've had plenty of experience."
I froze . . . The voice belonged to Logan Bruno, the wonderful, amazing Cam Geary look-alike.
It is the last day of Unabashedly Romantic August, albeit the first day I've called it that, and therefore the last proper opportunity to review the Baby-Sitters Club book in which middle school sweethearts Mary Anne Spier and Logan Bruno meet for the first time.
Incidentally, this is also the first time I've noticed how little description the boy characters get in these books. It made sense in previous installments, where everyone from the baby-sitting charges to the sitters' own parents are more or less two-dimensional, and only the members of the Baby-Sitters Club really get to shine as individuals. But Ann M. Martin is already setting Logan up to be significant--not just to the series, but also to the club--so it really does sell him short to say only that he has a Southern accent and looks like an equally fictional teen heartthrob.