SERIES: N/A And all of a sudden he’s visible. This complex, sensitive, and profoundly moving book is beautifully written and will stay with readers. I highly recommend The Inexplicable Logic of My Life, it's a wonderful mesmerizing and thought-provoking story. Throughout this story, all three teens face death and loss and have to deal with grief and rage. The narrative flows, the characters are true, and all the while, there is an underlying current of song. Our payment security system encrypts your information during transmission. Sal used to know his place with his adoptive gay father, their loving Mexican American family, and his best friend, Samantha. And he was real. Beautifully written, this novel introduces topics like death, anger, abuse, homosexuality, parenting, adoption, cancer, and racism with a heartfelt, warm approach that should be applauded. Patrons can select Lawrence as a hold pickup location beginning Tue, Nov 17. There's a problem loading this menu right now. Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe. For me, that’s a mark of a good writer and something that always makes me really connect with a book. Those are just not things that I felt and I’m sorry if that upsets anyone. Everything and nothing happened in this book and in typical Benjamin Alire Saenz fashion, I was left in awe. Seeing someone. That’s not to say at all that those things are “okay” and I don’t think that’s how Sáenz wrote those things but I think he shows how they weren’t the most healthy behaviors or remarks through the character’s growth throughout the book. Since reading this book and planning my review, a fellow book blogger made me aware of the way that Sáenz approached another book blogger regarding her review of his book and asked her to apologize for what she had written. And like many young boys, Sal just doesn’t know how to handle all of these feelings that just make him so angry. And we, as readers, know that this is what makes people full and great. Where is this anger coming from? Did you enjoy The Inexplicable Logic of My Life? - Sam. There is not even a tiny bit of blood connecting Salvador to any of these people, and yet they are his family, bonded more tightly than any family ever. Print Word PDF. Life-altering changes like grief, death, homophobia, difference, friendship and all those other Big Things that want to happen to you when you’re just trying to graduate from school. I love the way the author writes, with beautiful simplicity, heavy on the dialogue and the characterisation. The book is alllll about platonic friend relationships and it was really nice to see that with a trio of straight guy/straight girl/gay guy for a change. In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. You saw me. THE INEXPLICABLE LOGIC OF MY LIFE. Sal’s dad was such an interesting and refreshing character in a young adult books. I guessed I was going to have to learn.”. I love this book because it made me experience a whole range of emotions. A “mesmerizing, poetic exploration of family, friendship, love and loss” from the acclaimed author of, Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, Gr 9 Up—It is the first day of senior year, and Sal feels as if his life is exactly as it should be. I loved his exploration of that in the first novel, and I love that he again tackles the subject in this beautiful novel for young adults. Reviewed in the United States on September 20, 2017, If possible I would give this book more stars Mr Benjamin Alire Saenz does nothing but pour all his love into his words and as I mentioned on my tweet on regards to this book I wonder how I could possibly write a review on a book that reaches so deep into our hearts and makes us feel all these emotions we laugh, cry, get a bit angry with the world no bueno but mostly we love....Salvador or Sally as Sam calls him grows up in this Mexican American family fitting in but questioning how much he fits in we get to go in this ride of emotions where Salvie is getting to know himself he wasn't an adult, he wasn't a man but he wasn't a boy anymore... we also get to meet Sammy this spark of life that pushes Sally out of his shell he loves her to death and Fito who was dealt not the best hand but does so much without really loving himself as he should he is encouraged by this lovely family to give himself a break and as Mima says Dejarse querer. He was smart, compassionate and kind, but still flawed. The themes of love, social responsibility, death, and redemption are expertly intertwined with well-developed characters and a compelling story line. You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition. Out of an abundance of caution due to Covid-19, Library branches may The Inexplicable Logic of My Life by Benjamin Alire Sáenz ... My favorite character was Sal’s dad, Vicente. As someone who is a white, British person, I love opportunities to read Own Voice books with Mexican-American characters. The characters in this book face more loss than anyone should have to go through in a year of their life and come out closer than ever. His Mima has cancer. Words exist only in theory. The writing and dialogue was very real and genuine in this story. Reviewed in the United States on March 16, 2017. But it's senior year, and suddenly Sal is throwing punches, questioning everything, and realizing he no longer knows himself. At the same time, Sal befriends Fito, a streetwise teen trying to find his place in a world not of his own choosing. There are no summaries for this title yet. But he wasn’t right about that. Sal's best friend, Samantha, is almost like his sister. Book Review: ACOTAR | Fun and Saucy but is it worth the hype? It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. A few reviewers have taken issue with some of the remarks made in the book by the characters as well as the depiction of sexual assault. Part Four: Dad Things We Never Say Me - Me? I devoured every page and missed this book when it ended! Senior year brings on change however, Sal’s grandmother gets sick, he’s worrying for his friend Fito’s home life and is unsure what to do with his newfound need to throw a punch whenever he’s angry. Maybe you’re all heaven. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. Before I launch into my review of this book I just wanted to do a little public announcement. Yup. 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