The Inexplicable Logic of My Life by Benjamin Alire Saenz
Salvador has always known who he was. And he was happy with his life. But everything starts to change on the first day of his senior year when a guy calls his dad a faggot and Sal punches him. Suddenly he wonders if his violent impulses come from his biological father. As his best friend Sam works through issues with her mother, Sal thinks more about his mother, who died when he was three. Their friend Fito has his own problems at home. And worst of all is the news that Sal’s beloved grandmother, Mima, is dying of cancer. As he questions himself and his relationship to the people in (and not in) his life, Sal struggles to define what family means for him, and what kind of logic controls his life.
This story about family and friendships takes on some big questions of identity and treats them with dignity and respect. Recommended for readers in high school and up.
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