» Written by Benjamin Alire Sáenz
» 452 pages
» Published by Clarion Books on March 7th, 2017
Synopsis from Goodreads
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!