I enjoyed the writing and I love Saman. Starting off with the good, he writes amazing, realistic characters that you can't help but love. the story was great and touching and I could imagine the charaters and immerse myself in this book so easily. I have such a hard time reviewing Benjamin Alire Sáenz's books because they really are beautiful stories it's just something about them doesn't click with me. and then, out of nowhere, i think, This was a beautiful coming of age story of a young man, his best friends and father. All fine so far. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. It had so many feels. I did prefer this story to Aristotle and Dante but I did still have a lot of the same issues. This Study Guide consists of approximately 83 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of The Inexplicable Logic of My Life. There is plenty of death in this book, but there is no drama. This story revolves around Sal, who has been brought up by his adoptive gay father, a man who was best friends with his mother. Is there going to be homosexual activity ? “Words exist only in theory. Sáenz is a writer who loves his characters. Facing up to adulthood and the sad realities of life, Sal figures out a way to still be at peace with what he has. She says she's never gonna see Eddie again, and Sal is furious and thinks frequently about beating him up. Early in the book, Sam has a habit of dating "bad boys." Sal also can't help but wonder about his birth father and questions who he actually is. There was a problem loading your book clubs. Please try again. It was just a very insightful and heart warming read. ... What listeners say about The Inexplicable Logic of My Life. Where is this anger coming from? The Inexplicable Logic of My Life (Hardcover) ... Sal used to know his place with his adoptive gay father, their loving Mexican American family, and his best friend, Samantha. Sal feels like he is losing grip of who he is when he attacks a boy who insults his father. Brief Summary of Book: The Inexplicable Logic of My Life by Benjamin Alire Sáenz. I really ejoyed this book. It's senior year and Sal doesn't know how to deal with the changes staring him down. The Inexplicable Logic of My Life Simon & Schuster, 2017, pp464, 7.99 [pounds sterling] 978 1 4711 7103 1 Benjamin Alire Saenz's previous novel Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secret of the Universe was a success for its LGBT subject and lyrical prose. The Inexplicable Logic of My Life by Benjamin Alire Sáenz. Sal's history unexpectedly haunts him, and life-changing events force him and Samantha to confront serious issues of faith, loss, and grief. The Inexplicable Logic of My Life has the word count of a book with worlds to build, but rather than using its pages to explore the confines of an imaginary land… Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe was, I think, the first YA book I’d ever read with a gay protagonist. It’s not always happy, but it is realistic and the bittersweet undertone gives the book it’s strength. But now Sal's suddenly wondering about his biological dad and torn over learning more about his dead mother. My only real hesitation was if this book would be quite as good as my … This Study Guide consists of approximately 83 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of The Inexplicable Logic of My Life. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. I don’t want to give away any spoilers, but will forewarn that there is a focus on dealing with the loss of loved ones due to cancer, accidents and drug overdose. And you take that word with you wherever you go. I really ejoyed this book, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on July 6, 2018. living life like normal people? The Inexplicable Logic of my Life is a lovely achievement, a novel of power and beauty. Three kids mourning the death of a relative. Sal's best friend, Samantha, is almost like his sister. You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition. It covers so many important topics and these are just really good kids. I love the way the author writes, with beautiful simplicity, heavy on the dialogue and the characterisation. Slow and deliberate, The Inexplicable Logic of My Life chronicles in-depth the lives of a family, both biological and adopted. 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