Author: Benjamin Alire Saenz
Series Number: 1
Publication Date: March 7, 2017
Genres: YA Contemporary
Where I received the book: I received a copy of this book from the publishers via netgalley to review.
Summary: Sal used to know his place with his adoptive gay father, their loving Mexican-American family, and his best friend, Samantha. But it’s senior year, and suddenly Sal is throwing punches, questioning everything, and realizing he no longer knows himself. If Sal’s not who he thought he was, who is he?
i liked aristotle and dante discover the secrets of the universe, but i also didn’t, if that makes sense. i was a little worried to read the inexplicable logic of my life because of my experience with ari and dante. benjamin alire saenz is a fantastic writer. he really knows what he’s doing. in saying that, these types books aren’t usually my thing.
one of the major issues i have with with the inexplicable logic of my life is the lack of plot. i found more things happened in this book than in ari and dante, and so i definitely prefer this book. the characters are a whole lot more relatable. i liked sal, although he started to annoy me towards the end. sam was also great, and her development over the book was amazing (i didn’t really like her originally). fito was a great addition to the gang, and i love the friendship between the three.
my absolute favourite thing about this book is sal’s dad, vicente. he’s such a lovely person. he’s just so nice and understanding to everyone. i really enjoyed how he adopted the others and treated them as his own kids when he really didn’t have to. he just wants the best for everyone and to help. i haven’t read many books where the parents have a prominent role, but vicente is like a father and a friend to his son. he should teach a parenting 101 class.
i really enjoyed this book. i love the diversity and the authors poetic writing style. i recommend others to pick this up and give it a go. it’s such a fast, easy read and definitely worthwhile.