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Note: This article is about the original novel. For the graphic novel, see Logan Likes Mary Anne! (Graphic Novel).

Logan Likes Mary Anne! is the tenth book in The Baby-Sitters Club series by Ann M. Martin. This is the second book narrated by Mary Anne Spier.

Back Cover Summary

It used to be that Mary Anne had to wear her hair in braids and ask her dad before she did anything. But not anymore. Mary Anne's been growing up...and the Baby-sitters Club members aren't the only ones who've noticed.

Logan Bruno likes Mary Anne! He has a dreamy southern accent, he's awfully cute—and he wants to join the Baby-sitters Club.

The Baby-sitters aren't sure Logan will make a good club member. And Mary Anne thinks she's too shy for Logan. Life in the Baby-sitters Club has never been this complicated—or this fun!

Main Plot

There's a new boy at Stoneybrook Middle School named Logan Bruno, He has just moved to Stoneybrook from Kentucky and has met Mary Anne, and she’s in love at first sight! And he likes her too!

Subplot

It turns out Logan is a good baby-sitter. Could he join The Baby-sitters Club?

Characters

Mary Anne's Family

BSC Members

Kids

Teenagers

Adults

Locations

Pop Culture and Real-Life References

  • Sixteen, People (magazines)
  • Porky Pig
  • Cabbage Patch Kids
  • Paddington Takes the Air, Tik-Tok of Oz, Happy Birthday to You (books)
  • Meatballs (movie)

Continuity and Inconsistencies

Continuity

Inconsistencies

  • Kristy says she doesn't like to recommend people who aren't BSC members to clients, but in BSLS #46, she recommends Bart Taylor be the Engles' babysitter (even though she knows that he hasn't babysat much).
  • When Logan is at the meeting and Claudia goes downstairs to get soda for everyone, she comes back with glasses, and Mary Anne says Logan "handed me a glass of Diet Coke." How would she know that if it was in a glass and she hadn't tasted it? But it’s possible that Claudia only served diet soda at club meetings because of Stacey’s diabetes.
  • On page 18, Dawn's lunch is yogurt with granola mixed in. It's said that she didn't go through the lunch line and brought lunch from home, so the yogurt wouldn't have held. Dawn could’ve had a cold pack in her lunch bag; then the yogurt would’ve been fine.

Ann M. Martin's Dear Reader Letter

Dear Reader,

Logan Likes Mary Anne is not only the first romance in the Baby-sitters Club series, but it introduces Logan Bruno, the first boy member of the BSC. I thought it would be interesting if Mary Anne, the quietest and shiest member, was the first to have a steady boyfriend, so I created Logan. Since most of my relatives are from Louisville, Kentucky, I decided that was the city Logan would move from. It was while I was writing this book that I realized a year had passed in the lives of the BSC characters. Mary Anne was the last of the original club members to turn thirteen, and the series was still going strong. So my editors and I decided that the characters would have to remain this age. Looking back now, I realize this was a good decision. If the girls had continued to get older, they would be college graduates by now! Instead, they’re in middle school forever.

Trivia

  • The book had a working title of Mary Anne Goes Steady, as advertised in previous books.
  • Stacey and Logan are in the same homeroom. Homerooms are divided up alphabetically.
  • The Morgan family (which has four boys) is never mentioned again. It is likely that they call Logan directly instead of the BSC.
  • Logan tells Kristy that he knows some boys who might want to be associate members of the club. This is never mentioned again.
  • This is the first appearance of the Rodowsky Family and Mr. Ohdner.
  • This is the first time the BSC starts the 8th grade.
  • On the dedication page this book says "This book is for my old baby-sitters, Maura and Peggy."
  • Jobs lined up but never seen include: Mary Anne for Jenny, Dawn for the Pikes, Stacey for the Newtons, Mary Anne for the Newtons, Mary Anne for the Perkins, Mary Anne for the Rodowskys,
  • This is the first time Stacey and Claudia eat with the rest of the BSC according to Mary Anne.
  • There's an unnamed set of boy twins in the eighth grade who sits with the Shillaber twins.
  • Kristy has met a few people her age already in her new neighborhood and labeled them as snobs.
  • Mary Anne got her first bra with her dad at the mall.
  • School just started and Claudia is already behind in math and English.
  • Mary Anne mentions that David Michael had been in her room before on page 41.
  • Logan can sit until 10:30 on weekdays and 12:00 on weekends.
  • Mary Anne thinks that it's hard to call adults by their first names.
  • Charlotte's new friend is Sophie McCann, before that, her best friend was Vanessa Pike
  • Claudia found Mary Anne's iconic skirt from this book.
  • Dawn and Kristy hang out together in chapter 11, when Kristy babysat her siblings.
  • Dawn eats some of the birthday cake.
  • Mary Anne is the one that thinks of the concept of associate members and Kristy is the one that gives them the title.
  • Starting with this book, every character has aged up one year and remained this age for the remainder of the series. For example all of the BSC is now in the 8th grade and are 13 years old, Charlotte is in the fourth and 9 years old, Jamie is now 5, the Pikes aged a year up, Karen and Andrew become 7 and 5, Myriah and Gabbie become 6 and 3, etc.
  • In chapter 3 when Kristy says the club will need to pay for the Xerox paper for their fliers, Stacey says they have a little over fifteen dollars in the treasury. Kristy takes eight dollars for the paper. As club treasurer, Stacey should’ve known how much the paper would cost and she should’ve given Kristy the appropriate amount of money.
  • Stacey was feeling shaky and her doctor adjusted her insulin dosage.

Alternative Covers

Working Title

Baby-Sitters Club Books
The Summer Before | #1 Kristy's Great Idea | #2 Claudia and the Phantom Phone Calls | #3 The Truth About Stacey | #4 Mary Anne Saves the Day | #5 Dawn and the Impossible Three | #6 Kristy's Big Day | #7 Claudia and Mean Janine | #8 Boy-Crazy Stacey | #9 The Ghost at Dawn's House | #10 Logan Likes Mary Anne! | #11 Kristy and the Snobs | #12 Claudia and the New Girl | #13 Good-bye Stacey, Good-bye | #14 Hello, Mallory | #15 Little Miss Stoneybrook... and Dawn | #16 Jessi's Secret Language | #17 Mary Anne's Bad-Luck Mystery | #18 Stacey's Mistake | #19 Claudia and the Bad Joke | #20 Kristy and the Walking Disaster | #21 Mallory and the Trouble with Twins | #22 Jessi Ramsey, Pet-sitter | #23 Dawn on the Coast | #24 Kristy and the Mother's Day Surprise | #25 Mary Anne and the Search for Tigger | #26 Claudia and the Sad Good-bye | #27 Jessi and the Superbrat | #28 Welcome Back, Stacey! | #29 Mallory and the Mystery Diary | #30 Mary Anne and the Great Romance | #31 Dawn's Wicked Stepsister | #32 Kristy and the Secret of Susan | #33 Claudia and the Great Search | #34 Mary Anne and Too Many Boys | #35 Stacey and the Mystery of Stoneybrook | #36 Jessi's Baby-Sitter | #37 Dawn and the Older Boy | #38 Kristy's Mystery Admirer | #39 Poor Mallory! | #40 Claudia and the Middle School Mystery | #41 Mary Anne vs. Logan | #42 Jessi and the Dance School Phantom | #43 Stacey's Emergency | #44 Dawn and the Big Sleepover | #45 Kristy and the Baby Parade | #46 Mary Anne Misses Logan | #47 Mallory on Strike | #48 Jessi's Wish | #49 Claudia and the Genius of Elm Street | #50 Dawn's Big Date | #51 Stacey's Ex-Best Friend | #52 Mary Anne + 2 Many Babies | #53 Kristy for President | #54 Mallory and the Dream Horse | #55 Jessi's Gold Medal | #56 Keep Out, Claudia! | #57 Dawn Saves the Planet | #58 Stacey's Choice | #59 Mallory Hates Boys (and Gym) | #60 Mary Anne's Makeover | #61 Jessi and the Awful Secret | #62 Kristy and the Worst Kid Ever | #63 Claudia's Freind Friend | #64 Dawn's Family Feud | #65 Stacey's Big Crush | #66 Maid Mary Anne | #67 Dawn's Big Move | #68 Jessi and the Bad Baby-sitter | #69 Get Well Soon, Mallory! | #70 Stacey and the Cheerleaders | #71 Claudia and the Perfect Boy | #72 Dawn and the We Love Kids Club | #73 Mary Anne and Miss Priss | #74 Kristy and the Copycat | #75 Jessi's Horrible Prank | #76 Stacey's Lie | #77 Dawn and Whitney, Friends Forever | #78 Claudia and Crazy Peaches | #79 Mary Anne Breaks the Rules | #80 Mallory Pike, No. 1 Fan | #81 Kristy and Mr. Mom | #82 Jessi and the Troublemaker | #83 Stacey vs. the BSC | #84 Dawn and the School Spirit War | #85 Claudia Kishi, Live From WSTO! | #86 Mary Anne and Camp BSC | #87 Stacey and the Bad Girls | #88 Farewell, Dawn | #89 Kristy and the Dirty Diapers | #90 Welcome to the BSC, Abby! | #91 Claudia and the First Thanksgiving | #92 Mallory's Christmas Wish | #93 Mary Anne and the Memory Garden | #94 Stacey McGill, Super Sitter | #95 Kristy + Bart = ? | #96 Abby's Lucky Thirteen | #97 Claudia and the World's Cutest Baby | #98 Dawn and Too Many Sitters | #99 Stacey's Broken Heart | #100 Kristy's Worst Idea | #101 Claudia Kishi, Middle School Dropout | #102 Mary Anne and the Little Princess | #103 Happy Holidays, Jessi | #104 Abby's Twin | #105 Stacey the Math Whiz | #106 Claudia, Queen of the Seventh Grade | #107 Mind Your Own Business, Kristy! | #108 Don't Give Up, Mallory! | #109 Mary Anne to the Rescue | #110 Abby the Bad Sport | #111 Stacey's Secret Friend | #112 Kristy and the Sister War | #113 Claudia Makes Up Her Mind | #114 The Secret Life of Mary Anne Spier | #115 Jessi's Big Break | #116 Abby and the Best Kid Ever | #117 Claudia and the Terrible Truth | #118 Kristy Thomas, Dog Trainer | #119 Stacey's Ex-Boyfriend | #120 Mary Anne and the Playground Fight | #121 Abby in Wonderland | #122 Kristy in Charge | #123 Claudia's Big Party | #124 Stacey McGill... Matchmaker? | #125 Mary Anne in the Middle | #126 The All-New Mallory Pike | #127 Abby's Un-Valentine | #128 Claudia and the Little Liar | #129 Kristy at Bat | #130 Stacey's Movie | #131 The Fire at Mary Anne's House
Super Specials
#1 Baby-sitters on Board! | #2 Baby-sitters' Summer Vacation | #3 Baby-sitters' Winter Vacation | #4 Baby-sitters' Island Adventure | #5 California Girls! | #6 New York, New York! | #7 Snowbound | #8 Baby-sitters at Shadow Lake | #9 Starring the Baby-sitters Club #10 Sea City, Here We Come! | #11 The Baby-sitters Remember | #12 Here Come the Bridesmaids! | #13 Aloha, Baby-sitters! | #14 BSC in the USA | #15 Baby-sitters' European Vacation
Portrait Collection
Stacey's Book | Claudia's Book | Dawn's Book | Mary Anne's Book | Kristy's Book | Abby's Book
Other
The Baby-Sitters Club Notebook (1987) | The Baby-Sitters Club Postcard Book (1991) | Trivia & Puzzle Fun Book (1992) | Ann M. Martin: The Story of the author of the Baby-sitters Club (1993) | The Baby-Sitters Club Guide to Babysitting (1993) | The Baby-Sitters Club Chain Letter (1993) | The Baby-Sitters Club Secret Santa (1994) | Audio Books on Cassette Tape (1994-5) | BSC Movie Novelization (1995) | The Complete Guide to the Baby-Sitters Club (1996) | Autograph Book (1998) | BSC Graphic Novels (2006-present) | We Are the Baby-Sitters Club: Essays and Artwork from Grown-Up Readers (2021) | Welcome to Stoneybrook: A Guided Journal (2021) | The Official Coloring Book (2023)
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