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The Inexplicable Logic of My Life

October 23, 2018 | Trade paperback
ISBN: 9781328498021
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A "mesmerizing, poetic exploration of family, friendship, love and loss" from the acclaimed author of Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe. (New York Times Book Review)

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? 

This humor-infused, warmly humane look at universal questions of belonging is a triumph.

About this Author

Benjamin Alire Sáenz is an acclaimed writer for adults and teens. His novel Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe won a Printz Honor and the Pura Belpré, Lambda, and Stonewall Book Awards. Mr. Sáenz lives in El Paso, Texas.  

ISBN: 9781328498021
Format: Trade paperback
Pages: 464
Publisher: HarperCollins
Published: 2018-10-23


"[A] mesmerizing, poetic exploration of family, friendship, love and loss. In Sal, Sáenz gives his readers a young man equal parts strong, vulnerable, wise and loving." -- New York Times Book Review

"Sáenz's optimistic view of young people -- and adults in general -- shines through and lifts the reader up." --

"This new novel has all the same qualities that made you fall in love before: deeply human protagonists, a gentle, warm manner of addressing difficult issues, and finding a sense of identity." -- Bustle

"The author of Printz Honor-winning Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe offers another stellar, gentle look into the emotional lives of teens on the cusp of adulthood." -- Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"The themes of love, social responsibility, death, and redemption are expertly intertwined with well-developed characters and a compelling story line. This complex, sensitive, and profoundly moving book is beautifully written and will stay with readers. VERDICT: A must-purchase title." -- School Library Journal (starred review)

"Written in short chapters that eloquently describe Sal's deepest fears and most intense moments of affection, the story celebrates compassion and the love of family."  -- Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"Wraps readers in a 464-page hug, sharing longing and insight that ultimately affirms the goodness of strong families with the generosity to draw in and rescue those in need of steady, solid, unconditional love." -- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"Saenz is a treasure whose works should not be missed." -- Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)

"What the world needs now is a book like this one. Profoundly important and moving. Read it." -- Bill Konigsberg, Stonewall Award-winning author of Openly Straight and The Porcupine of Truth 

"Thought-provoking and uplifting, this compelling coming-of-age novel treats the complexities of being human with compassion, and--above all--love." -- Francisco Jiménez, Pura Belpré Honor-winning author of Breaking Through and Reaching Out 

"A needed, lovely, and powerful book" -- Connie Griffin, Bookworks, Albuquerque 

"Sáenz presents readers with several beautifully drawn relationships... Sal is one of those characters you wonder about after the book is closed. Maybe Sáenz will tell us more." -- Booklist

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