The Inexplicable Logic of My Life Review 

Synopsis from Goodreads:

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?


About: The Inexplicable Logic of my Life is a fiction novel written by Benjamin Alire Saenz. It will be published on 3/7/17 by Clarion Books, 464 pages. The genres are young adult, contemporary, and GLBT. This author is well known for his novel called Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe.


My Experience: I started reading The Inexplicable Logic of my Life on 1/3/17 and finished it on 1/12/17. I am disappointed in this book. I have high expectations when I saw this book and wanted so badly to read it. I read it and it’s just so plain. The read is fast-paced and full of texting. The plot is okay. I can connect the pattern but it’s not very exciting. The read is predictable in a way that when a new character is introduced and the family is described, a reader can tell what will happen. This book is full of logic about everyday life. If the mom died, it’s because the situations called for it. If she likes to do drugs, apparently, she will die of overdose.

In this book, readers will follow best friends of Sam and Salvador. Girl and boy can be platonic friends. They texts and they talk about everyday life that includes school, dating, friends, and family. Sal wants to know about himself, born white but is part of a Mexican family. His adoptive dad is gay and so is one of his friends. This book focuses a lot on friendship, family values, and acceptance. It shows that kids can become successful in broken homes.

bowline2Pro: friendship, family values, acceptance, fast paced, challenges of a broken home

Con: plain, lack of romance, lack of humor, predictable, lack of excitement

I rate it 3 stars!

Grab yourself a copy here: Book Depository

***Disclaimer: Many thanks to the author, Benjamin Alire Saenz, publisher Clarion Books, and Edelweiss for the review copy. Please assure that my opinions are honest.


22 thoughts on “The Inexplicable Logic of My Life Review 

  1. mia says:

    Wow you’re so lucky to have read it already! It’s unfortunate that it was disappointing for you. I think imma still check it out though. I loved Ari and Dante.

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  2. Shouni says:

    Nooo, you didn’t like it! I was so excited for this book and now you have me worried. Okay, I think I can deal with lack of romance as long as the writing and character development is good. And family and friendship stuff are always good.

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  3. Melissa @ BookNerdMomo says:

    I’m so jealous that you got an ARC for this 🙈. I tried and got denied but told to try when they put it on NetGalley closer to publication. We shall see! All of that aside, I’m so sorry that it ended up being a disappointing read for you. It always sucks when you’re really excited for a book and then it lets you down. Since I’m pretty excited for this too I have to admit I’m a bit scared now haha. I do love that it has a lot of friendship and family aspects though. Great review, Jasmine!! 💕😊


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