Review: The Inexplicable Logic of My Life – Benjamin Alire Saenz

The story starts with Salvatore (Sal) and Samantha (Sammy) starting their senior year at school. Sammy is a drama queen, intelligent and beautiful best friend of a white boy adopted by gay Mexican father, Sal. Sal has always been a kind and gentle soul until this year when someone calls his father a faggot and beats the guy. He gets into more fights (nothing glamorous). Now he thinks he may be reacting this way because of his biological father. He is trying to figure out who he is and where he belongs. Along the way there are a lot of tragedies, an awful lot of moms die, and dads disappear. It’s more of a dialogue between Sal and his internal self and Sam. There’s a lot of Mexican cultures sprawled on the pages.

My review:

I liked the writing style of the book. That’s why I was excited about it. There’s a lot of love in the book. Like a lot. Family love. I liked how Sal and Sam maintain their friendship throughout. The book makes you miss your family. Everyone is so loving and kind. It made me believe the world is good, at least for a while.
Don’t buy it if you already love your family.