The Inexplicable Logic of My Life

The Inexplicable Logic of My Life {Book Review}

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The Inexplicable Logic of My Life cover» Written by Benjamin Alire Sáenz

» 452 pages

» Published by Clarion Books on March 7th, 2017


Synopsis from Goodreads

The first day of senior year:

Everything is about to change. Until this moment, Sal has always been certain of his place with his adoptive gay father and their loving Mexican-American family. But now his own history unexpectedly haunts him, and life-altering events force him and his best friend, Samantha, to confront issues of faith, loss, and grief.

Suddenly Sal is throwing punches, questioning everything, and discovering that he no longer knows who he really is—but if Sal’s not who he thought he was, who is he?

My Rating

5 Stars

My Thoughts

I loved The Inexplicable Logic of My Life. It was easy to get into, and it kept me hooked through all 452 pages.

There is not a very concrete plot in this book, just a group of characters and a few important events moving their development along. I think a lot of readers didn’t enjoy this, but I didn’t mind. This is because the characters were just so amazing. I understood and cared deeply about each and every character! For this reason, I loved watching them grow, change, and develop over the course of the novel.

The writing style of The Inexplicable Logic of My Life was one of my favorite parts of the book. It was beautiful and flowing without sounding pretentious or confusing. I don’t even know how to explain it well- I just loved it! I also really liked the chapter names, and thought they added to the appeal of the book. (For example, Chapter Two is called “Me. Dad. Trouble.” and Chapter Four is called “Dad and Sam and Me”) They were short and sweet and alluded to the content of the chapter perfectly.

As I mentioned before, I loved the characters of The Inexplicable Logic of My Life. They were all very distinct and genuine. Each of them had flaws and great qualities, and I really enjoyed that. There was no black and white, which I adore in a book. Life has gray areas, and I love when stories and characters acknowledge that.

This book made me feel all the emotions! I laughed out loud and I cried real tears. The book is kind of about this- life having both happy and sad moments. I love books that make me have many different feelings, so this added to my love of this novel.

So, overall I loved loved loved The Inexplicable Logic of My Life. I recommend this to anyone who loves an emotional, character driven contemporary!

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4 thoughts on “The Inexplicable Logic of My Life {Book Review}

  1. Breeny's Books says:

    I’m about to read my first book by this author, Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe. Afterwards, I’ll definitely have to check this one out as well! Thanks for introducing it to me, and for an awesome review. I just stumbled upon your blog, and I enjoy reading it!

    I’m new to blogging and book reviewing, and I was wondering if you had any tips for newbie bloggers and book reviewers.

    If you have the time, please check out my blog @breenysbooks. I’d love any feedback. Have a wonderful day.

    • Darby @ Books and Bling Blog says:

      I really want to read Aristotle and Dante- it sounds amazing! And thank you so much! I really appreciate it 🙂 As for tips for newbie bloggers, I don’t know! I still consider myself a bit new! If I think of something though, I’ll let you know 🙂

  2. Amy says:

    I’m so glad you enjoyed this one! I’m actually currently reading Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, also by him (have you read it?), and I’m really enjoying it! I didn’t realize this book was by the same author. I’ll definitely have to check it out. 🙂
    Fantastic review!
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