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 crosshairs 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.
©2014 Sherry D. Ficklin (P)2014 Sherry D. Ficklin
I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this story it had me laughing and crying with lots of great one liners I have to agree with most of the reviews i read you think you know what going to happen, you think you have it all figured it out. Oh no your totally wrong and in the end that a great thing. It a great story and very entertaining.
I loved Zoe''s character. She is sarcastic, funny, brave and strong. I loved the simultaneous love stories. It was different than a love triangle, it was a love that will last a lifetime and one that will last into the afterlife. It's written in a way that you aren't having to choose sides, which is refreshing.
I wish I could have a bunch of memes for all of Zoe's sarcastic come backs. They had me laughing and wanting to write them down for future reference. I would say the most memorable moment to me was when... Crap I can't say it without a spoiler. Let's just say it's at the end when the pieces come together and Zoe realizes her part in all of this and she has a reunion and farewell in one afternoon... Hopefully that's vague enough to not spoil anything. It was emotional turmoil at it's best.
Most definitely Zoe. I like that the narrator really kept the sarcasm dry and did not over play it. This to me made it seem more genuine.
Definitely, but I made myself spread it out so it gave me something to look forward to during my daily commute.
Loved this story so much!
I had read Losing Logan in print, but I loved it so much I just had to add it to my Audible collection. I was not disappointed. Sherry Ficklin's storytelling ability blows me away. She tells a beautiful, compelling love story with irreverent humor and amazing wit. Add to that the twists and turns of the mystery and the ultimate ending that was impossible to see coming. Each time I thought I knew what would happen next I got a jaw dropping surprise. The end is both unexpected and done with such graceful beauty. While you will likely ugly-cry, you will feel good about it when it's done.
The performance was brilliant. Like I said, I had read the story before, so I wasn't sure if I would get bored listening or if the performance would live up to the "Zoe" I had in my head. But Tara Millette did a wonderful job!
One warning... do NOT listen to the final chapter while driving... even knowing what was going to happen I did and well, driving and sobbing uncontrollably don't mix.
That the narrator was able to put emotion into her voice and switch between the characters seamlessly.
The one liners.
A memorable voice.
Laugh and cry it was a variety of emotions.
I was given a Audible.com credit from the author, i also own a paperback version of the book. I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this story it had a ton of great one liners that had be laughing so hard. I have to agree with most of the reviews i read you think you know what going to happen, you think you have it all figured it out. Oh no your totally wrong and in the end that a great thing. It a great story and very entertaining nicely done Sherry, nicely done.
Great book - Ficklin knows her audience well. Enjoyed the narrator's performance, but lots of mouth noise and/or background pops and clicks in some places that were a bit distracting at times.
All in all, a wonderful weekend listen!
I have no words that can describe how I felt after finishing this book. I never thought I'd fall in love with a ghost, but somehow I managed to. After finishing this book, I promptly bought the rest of the books that were available by Sherry Ficklin.
Zoe is such an easy character to get along with. Her and Logan's relationship, and the growth of both characters throughout the book, were written in such a masterful way that it felt real. The two of them together were so natural you would almost forget one of them was dead.
Once I got to the end of the story (just before the Epilogue) I was literally curled up in a ball in my favorite reading spot sobbing. I literally was hiccuping and had shaky breaths. I had to keep taking breaks to wipe my face dry. Once I got in the epilogue I thought it would be better. It was. I got plenty of closure. But I still managed to feel totally wrecked (in the best way).
I can't wait to break open Haunting Zoe to get a bit of a different perspective on the story.
This book was SO good. I was enthralled with it and didn't want to stop listening. I had the story like a movie in my head! Now I want more audiobooks! So very badly! Amazing job!
Having both read and listened to the audio of Losing Logan, I have to say it is amazing!!!
Zoe is still battling her own things when her former best friend Logan dies of an apparent suicide. She is at his wake when she sees him and wonders what game he is trying to play.
Logan is not sure what happened to him the night he dies. He knows that something isn't right as he has stayed. The only person that can seem to see him is Zoe.
Between Logan and Zoe they are on a mission to find out how Logan died. But Zoe gets changed along the way and finds that she likes the new her.
Losing Logan is full of teenage vernacular that is hilarious throughout the book. Enter in Carlos, Zoe's gay best friend and the book is fabulous. (the character of Carlos is not over the top. He is a sweet character that really supports Zoe)
Reading the book made me cry, but listening to it made me sob the ugly tears.
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I wasn't sure what to expect with this book. I was vaguely aware when I started reading that is is a YA. I didn't really know what was coming. I was so pleasantly surprised by this book! What a great read!! I wish there were more like this in the genre!
There is a romance, cause it is YA and of course there has to be a romance. It is a little unconventional though. I was wondering how things would turn out in a story where the girl seemed to be falling for a ghost. I was very happy with the outcome. The author is clever enough to easy you into a transition that makes everyone happy. There are some tricky moments. but I really felt that was the best ending all around.
This whole book is from Zoe's POV, which limits you in how you see things. You only get her side of the story with what happened with Logan when they were younger. I am curious to know his side of things. You only get to know what she knows, which isn't a lot at first.
I loved her snarky humor. She is sassy and awesome and gets even better as she lets people in, no longer using that wit to push others away. She is still snarky and sarcastic, but gentler as well. It was a joy seeing her grow and build relationships with others.
The supporting cast here is fantastic. She has a fabulous gay BFF Carlos, who is diva-licious at times! Her mom is super supportive and a touch protective. And the love interest is beyond sweet and endearing. I wanted to date him myself! Oh, yeah, she has her own personal undead stalker as well.
I listened to the audiobook narrated by Tara Millette, who is wonderful. This is my first read from her and I promise not my last. She has the snark down and infuses such emotion into the read. This is one of the most enjoyable reads I have had in a while. Her energy throughout the read and terrific pace only add to the joy of listening. Definitely a narrator to stalk...um watch!
Overall this was a great read. There is the mystery of finding out what happened to Logan, that was a little obvious after hearing the first few clues. Then again, I watch a lot of crime dramas, so what I thought was obvious, others might not see right away. Even with knowing who did it the story telling was engaging and dynamic.
Disclosure - I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts opinions and ratings are my own.
When I picked up Losing Logan, I expected to cry. It’s a book about loss and death after all. But I didn’t cry much. I did laugh, though. A lot. Somehow Sherry D. Ficklin managed to write a book about loss, love, and finding yourself with a lot of humor – including a fair amount of my favorite snarky kind – without ever making light about death. No wonder I liked Losing Logan so much!
First off, I loved that Zoey – the main character – was irritated with Logan most the time. She wasn’t crying over his death, because a part of her was still pissed that her childhood friend had left her behind for the popular kids. It wasn’t intentional on Logan’s part – Zoey’s dad died and her mom pulled her out of school for a couple years. When she came back, things had changed. And Zoey doesn’t fully understand that she’s holding a grudge – but man is she! So she wants Logan GONE! Of course she’s the only one who can see him, so if she wants him gone, she’ll have to help him figure out why he’s stuck here.
And helping him leads to a couple great story lines. She has to figure out what happened to Logan, because he doesn’t remember a lot of the events leading to his death. This ends up turning into quite the (unexpected for me) mystery. I really had a blast trying to figure out how Logan died!
The other side of that is Zoey needing to cozy up to Logan’s friends – the popular kids. Enter one of my favorite plot devices – THE MAKEOVER. I know, its been done every which way, but its so fun to see the seemingly boring, not so popular, not so pretty girl become interesting, popular, and beautiful – especially when its really just a change in attitude and some better fitting clothes.
Zoey’s make over is made oh so much better because of her best friend Carlos. Did I mention he’s gay? I liked that Sherry didn’t make him ridiculous or over the top flamboyant as sometimes happens – he has his giddiness over shopping and FINALLY getting to dress Zoey up right, but that doesn’t mean he has to be “flaming”. Carlos is a balanced, complex character going through his own things – like falling for a guy and introducing him to his family. He’s a great friend to Zoey and a fantastic addition to the story.
I think I would have loved Losing Logan in any format, but the audio was really good. Tara Millette did a good job giving the characters unique and appropriate voices – including the guys.
I was trying to figure out why – after clearly liking everything so much – this was four and not five stars for me. I think the ending was the reason. Obviously I can’t explain without giving away A LOT but I wasn’t a fan of the last chapter. It wasn’t BAD but it also wasn’t quite right for me. *shrugs* It certainly didn’t spoil Losing Logan for me!
I received this book for free from Audiobook Jukebox in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
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