The Inexplicable logic of Benjamin Alire Saenz, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on December 9, 2017. last but not least even knowing how much I love Salvie I have to say I wish I could hug Vicente he shares his love with everyone in need. Sal's history unexpectedly haunts him, and life-changing events force him and Samantha to confront serious issues of faith, loss, and grief. In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. To... To see what your friends thought of this book. This Study Guide consists of approximately 83 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of The Inexplicable Logic of My Life. going to school? But it's senior year, and suddenly Sal is throwing punches, questioning everything, … This humor-infused, warmly humane look at universal questions of belonging is a triumph. 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. It’s senior year of high school, and seventeen-year-old Salvador (Sal) has a premonition that this year is going to be different. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. , Reviewed in the United States on September 29, 2019. It felt like being simultaneously lost and found. Perhaps the literary voice of the borderland, Benjamin Saenz's new novel wedges itself into your affections just like all of his other books do. Welcome back. What he did was sexual assault and no apology can make it alright, and it’s wrong to make people believe anything else. The Inexplicable Logic of my Life tells of high school senior Salvador; his best friend Samantha; his father Vicente—the man who adopted him; his friend Fito; and his loving grandmother Mima, Vicente’s mother. Download The Inexplicable Logic of My Life by Benjamin Alire Sáenz in PDF EPUB format complete free. That word becomes someone you hate. And you take that word with you wherever you go. 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. See all 17 questions about The Inexplicable Logic of My Life…, Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, Check out my original review here if you want to see what Saenz was so upset about, Sáenz,Benjamin Alire--The Inexplicable Logic of My Life informal buddy read starts July 10, 2018, The Inexplicable Logic of My Life - Benjamin Alire Saenz, The Inexplicable Logic of My Life By Benjamin Alire Sáenz - Starting May 10th 2017, April 2017 BotM - The Inexplicable Logic of my Life (poss spoilers). She runs away from a party with her shirt torn up and calls Sal, sobbing, to come get her. You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition. After that first punch is thrown, Sal finds it hard to stop fighting. Or how it’s NOT dealt with. Is there going to be homosexual activity ? For these few there is an inexplicable logic that forces the hand to click on that fifth star, and The Inexplicable Logic of My Life, for me at least, is one of these. I enjoyed the writing and I love Samantha. the story was great and touching and I could imagine the charaters and immerse myself in this book so easily. And you can't pretend it isn't there.”, “When is the right time for anything? Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free. It covers so many important topics and these are just really good kids. But now Sal's suddenly wondering about his biological dad and torn over learning more about his dead mother. I have such a hard time reviewing Benjamin Alire Sáenz's books because they really are beautiful stories it's just something about them doesn't click with me. Inexplicable Logic of My Life : Alire Benjamin Saenz : 9780544586505 We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. All fine so far. THE INEXPLICABLE LOGIC OF MY LIFE starts with Sal's senior year. After tragedy strikes Samantha's life and leaves her reeling, Sal and his father take responsibility for her well-being and bring her into their family circle. Recently he has started feeling angrier and much more volatile, getting into fights. I love the way the author writes, with beautiful simplicity, heavy on the dialogue and the characterisation. And we, as readers, know that this is what makes people full and great. The Inexplicable Logic of My Life Simon & Schuster, 2017, pp464, 7.99 [pounds sterling] 978 1 4711 7103 1 Benjamin Alire Saenz's previous novel Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secret of the Universe was a success for its LGBT subject and lyrical prose. And then one ordinary day you run into a word that exists only in theory. Perhaps it has something to do with the unopened letter from his dead mother and the fact he has no idea what kind of person his natural father was. I cannot describe this book with anything but one word: disappointment. A humorous and ultra-modern bildungsroman, or coming of age novel, it follows protagonist Salvador Silva (“Sal”) as he suffers the growing pains of young adulthood. Unable to add item to List. Even if it is an entirely personal assessment - 'I liked it perfectly' - what would that mean beyond the possibility that I was entirely without any critical faculty? Sal and Samantha show Fito that his life has purpose, just as they discover the same about their own lives. You don't really get romance which was kind of cool but I was hoping for another gay couple. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. But why was she talking to him in the first place? Praise For The Inexplicable Logic of My Life … “ [A] mesmerizing, poetic exploration of family, friendship, love and loss. How could a book be perfect? But then. Benjamin Alire Saenz. Benjamin Alire Sáenz (born 16 August 1954) is an award-winning American poet, novelist and writer of children's books. I found Mr. Benjamin's books thanks to 2 of my nieces I can see why they love his books he is nothing but poetic. And then one ordinary day you run into a word that exists only in theory. This was a beautiful coming of age story of a young man, his best friends and father. And this is a powerful message to teen readers who, mostly, have not experienced much loss in their young lives. An examination of the nature vs nurture debate through the eyes of three gorgeous teenage characters. Adopted by Vicente,... read more. The one thing that irked me was the overuse of the term ‘no bueno’. There's a problem loading this menu right now. And you meet it face to face. Sáenz is a writer who loves his characters. Then, later in the book, Sal gets angry when he sees Eddie and Sam talking at school. Activity? This book had a lot of great things about it. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in. I basically cried through most of it. Where is this anger coming from? There will be a sequel, but this one is a completely different book, with nothing to do with Aristotle and. 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