The Inexplicable Logic of My Life by Benjamin Alire Sáenz (Book Review)

The Inexplicable Logic of My Life

Add the book on Goodreads

Buy on Amazon

  • Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster (20 December 2017)
  • Pages: 464
  • Format: Paperback
  • Source: Bought from Amazon
  • My Rating: 4 stars

After reading Aristotle and Dante Discover The Secrets Of The Universe, I was extremely excited to read this book. I was not disappointed but I was surprised.

This book follows the lives of Sal, a high-school senior, his gay dad Vincente and his best friends Sam and Fito. The thing about this book is that it doesn’t have a main plot. It mainly involves the relationships between these characters and their lives as individuals.

Sal was a very interesting and relatable character. He was in his final year of high-school and he found himself confused, angry and questioning everything. His character was relatable as that is a phase a lot of us go through. I loved seeing his character develop throughout the book.

Vincente was an absolutely amazing father and he reminded me so much of Atticus from To Kill A Mockingbird. It was also very interesting to read about an LGBTQ parent.

The author created each character brilliantly. The portrayal of a family bond in this book was absolutely beautiful especially a family that isn’t related by blood.

I noticed something while reading this book as well as while reading Aristotle and Dante- the author using his character questions a lot of interesting things about life. I found this very fascinating because it makes us completely connect to the characters and makes them very relatable.

I have read many books in this genre and while most of them were unique and remarkable, I feel that this book was very different from them all. This is not a very exciting book, It feels long and the story doesn’t have a particular direction. But it is certainly thought-provoking and kept me very engaged.


Find me on Instagram | Twitter | Goodreads



0 thoughts on “The Inexplicable Logic of My Life by Benjamin Alire Sáenz (Book Review)”

  1. An amazing cover. I love character driven books. They are my favorite!!

  2. While I might be intrigued by the blurb, I find myself giving it a wide berth because of the long read and the not so exciting comments..

  3. Hiii,this is very good article I was looking for this from long time, but one question right now i have, can i edit any comment those i have already did earlier .
    Thanks again for the article.

  4. Great review! It is always interesting to read books that actually follow real life.

  5. Great review. I absolutely love and enjoy Aristotle and Dante Discover The Secrets Of The Universe it was one of my favorite books. I’ve been dying to read this one for a long time now but I never got a chance to check it out but I hope I can remedy that soon. Thank you so much for sharing your awesome post.

Leave a Reply