The Inexplicable Logic of my Life by Benjamin Alire Saenz

The inexplicable logic of my life









The Inexplicable Logic of my Life (ARC Review)

  • Author: Benjamin Alire Saenz
  • Published:  3/7/2017
  • Publisher: Clarion Books
  • Ratings: 5/5

Book Synopses:

The first day of senior year: Everything is about to change. Until this moment, Sal has always been certain of his place with his adoptive gay father and their loving Mexican-American family.   But now his own history unexpectedly haunts him, and life-altering events force him and his best friend, Samantha, to confront issues of faith, loss, and grief.  Sal discovers that he no longer knows who he really is-but if Sal’s not who he thought he was, who is he?


This is the story of Salvador, Sal.  The story begins with Sal’s first day of senior year and the many events that will take place throughout his senior year.  We get Sal’s perspective on everything that goes on in his life and his best friend Samantha’s life and the rest of the characters involve in his life, we get to see what unfolds thru Sal’s point of view.


This story has many characters which I loved, liked and dislike.  We have the main character Sal that is not sure about the future and who he really is.  Samantha, Sal’s best friend very smart bad boy loving girl, smart but has her own demons to deal with.  Vincent, Sal’s father (gay adoptive father) this man was pure joy to read about him the best father a kid can have.  Mima, Sal’s grandmother an amazing grandma and others that I won’t mention right now otherwise I’ll be writing forever trying to talk about each and every one of them, but know that they are all very strong complex characters.

The writing:

I really love Benjamin Alire Saenz’s writing, this is the second book I read from him and I just love his style the way he can make the story so familiar and the way he writes the characters that are so very unique each in their own way, his way with words and the poetry and everything in the story I can’t say enough about his writing, it’s perfect!

Final thoughts:

I really loved and enjoy this story and the diverse characters.  If you enjoyed Aristotle and Dante Discovers the Secrets of the Universe then you will enjoy this read as well.  This story is about finding oneself, family, grief, faith, friendship and love and LGBT.


Note – I posted this review on United by Pop website check it out 


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