Published by Clarion Books on March 7th 2017
From the multi-award-winning author of Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe comes a gorgeous new story about love, identity, and families lost and found.
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.
I stumbled on Benjamin Alire Sáenz‘s previous book – Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets to the Universe – a couple summers ago and absolutely fell in love with his lyrical writing style. His work is YA done with painfully beautiful prose – so beautiful it is hard not to fall in love with his characters and their story.
Enter his next book due out in March of 2017 – The Inexplicable Logic of My Life – starring Sal, Sam and Fito who are on the cusp of finishing high school and contemplating who they really are and how well they know themselves. I’m counting down the days to get my hands on this one! Read an excerpt from The Inexplicable Logic of My Life at EW.
I looked at Sam. “Maybe we don’t always know what we have in us.”
“True, that,” Sam said. “I think there are a lot of things that find a hiding place in our bodies.”
“Maybe those things should keep themselves hidden,” I said.