This book is about life. This book is about death. This book is about anger, and laughter, and grief, and hate. But more than anything this book is about love. And this book is just EVERYTHING!
I won’t post my full review for this Benjamin Alire Saenz’s GORGEOUS upcoming contemporary YA novel until 02/07/17. But what you need to know RIGHT NOW is that this book is PERFECT, and it’s EXACTLY what this world needs.
I’m not going to say I highly recommend this book, or people who like such and such book will like this book too. What I’m going to say is you NEED to read this book. The world needs to read this book.
The Inexplicable Logic of My Life by Benjamin Alire Sáenz
Even though I’ve never actually tried this wine myself, I HAD to pair this book with this El Paso Tempranillo, because El Paso is so critical to this book. Sal’s Mexican-American family is from El Paso, and his family, his roots, they are everything to him. And just like El Paso is a border town, Sal feels that he is a border boy. He’s a white boy adopted into a Mexican family. He’s a sweet boy, but an angry boy. He isolates himself, but hates the idea of being left out. The city of El Paso is truly symbolic of Sal’s character and is the perfect setting for this story.
The Nitty Gritty
- Title: The Inexplicable Logic of My Life
- Author: Benjamin Alire Sàenz
- Publisher: Clarion Books
- Pub Date: March 7, 2017
- Pages: 464
From the multi-award-winning author of Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe comes a gorgeous new story about love, identity, and families lost and found.
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?
This humor-infused, warmly humane look at universal questions of belonging is a triumph.
About Benjamin Alire Sáenz
Benjamin Alire Sáenz is an author of poetry and prose for adults and teens. He is the winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award and the American Book Award for his books for adults. Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe was a Printz Honor Book, the Stonewall Award winner, the Pura Belpre Award winner, the Lambda Literary Award winner, and a finalist for the Amelia Elizabeth Walden Award. His first novel for teens, Sammy and Juliana in Hollywood, was an ALA Top Ten Book for Young Adults and a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. His second book for teens, He Forgot to Say Goodbye, won the Tomás Rivera Mexican American Children’s Book Award, the Southwest Book Award, and was named a New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age. He teaches creative writing at the University of Texas, El Paso.
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Has anyone else read this yet? Please, oh please, someone say yes!!! Because I am DYING to discuss this book. It is SOOOO good!