The Inexplicable Logic Of My Life

Hardcover | March 7, 2017

byBenjamin Alire Saenz

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Friendships, family, grief, joy, rage, faith, doubt, poetry, and love-this complex and sensitive book has room for every aspect of growing up!"-Margarita Engle, Newbery Honor-Winning author of The Surrender Tree 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."

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Friendships, family, grief, joy, rage, faith, doubt, poetry, and love-this complex and sensitive book has room for every aspect of growing up!"-Margarita Engle, Newbery Honor-Winning author of The Surrender Tree Sal used to know his place with his adoptive gay father, their loving Mexican American family, and his best friend, Samantha...

Multi-award-winning novelist and poet Benjamin Alire Saenz is the author of several acclaimed books for teens, including the much-lauded Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe . He lives in El Paso, TX.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:464 pages, 8.58 × 6.14 × 1.47 inPublished:March 7, 2017Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0544586506

ISBN - 13:9780544586505

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Saenz's distinctive prose style is lyrical and philosophical? " -Horn Book * "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, recommended for all school and public libraries." -School Library Journal, STARRED review * "The well-constructed pacing of the novel, with its beautifully expansive prose punctuated by text messages between Sal and Sam, demonstrates the author's talent for capturing the richness of relationships among family and friends. The author of Printz Honor-winning Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe (2012) offers another stellar, gentle look into the emotional lives of teens on the cusp of adulthood." -Kirkus, 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 "As Sal tries to understand the way his fists seem to be acting on their own, as he sorts through memories and feelings about mothers in general and his mother in particular, Sal 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 "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 Jimenez, Pura Belpre Honor-winning author of Breaking Through and Reaching Out "A needed, lovely, and powerful book"-Connie Griffin, Bookworks, Albuquerque "Saenz presents readers with several beautifully drawn relationships? Sal is one of those characters you wonder about after the book is closed. Maybe Saenz will tell us more." -Booklist"