- 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.
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0 thoughts on “The Inexplicable Logic of My Life by Benjamin Alire Sáenz (Book Review)”
Great review, added to my TBR! What a lovely cover too.
Thanks! Hope you enjoy it.
Love the cover. Sounds interesting. I like books that make me think.
Then you’ll really like this 🙂
I own this book and it’s sad that I haven’t gotten myself to read it
Hope you get to it soon and enjoy it 🙂
I put it on my plans for this summer.
I still need to read Aristotle and Dante! I’m so behind!
Aristotle and Dante is such a beautiful book! Its okay, we can never read all the books 😀
I wants it
Great review! I love books with well-developed characters.
Thanks ! Me too
Great review. Not sure that this is one for me.
Thank you! Yes, its possible. I don’t think this book is for everyone.
Totally looks like a book I’d like.
You should read it 🙂
An amazing cover. I love character driven books. They are my favorite!!
The cover really is beautiful. Character driven books are great!
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..
I can understand. I do think this book is not for everyone 🙂
Sounds like a great read! Loved the review!
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Thanks again for the article.
i think you can. Thanks 🙂
Great review! It is always interesting to read books that actually follow real life.
It is! I hope to read more books like that.
Not heard of the book before, but I like the look of it. Great review.
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.
I too wanted to read this book as soon as I finished Ari and Dante. Hope you get to read this soon, Would love to know your thoughts on it 🙂