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The Inexplicable Logic of My Life

Benjamin Alire Saenz

Sáenz’s (Aristotle and Dante…2012) coming-of-age story celebrates compassion and the love of family. Salvador, 17, has always been close to his single, gay, adoptive father, his extended Mexican American family and his best friend Samantha who’s been like a sister to him. He's mostly led a tranquil life but his senior year is full of unexpected upsets and sorrows as he tries to uncover information about his biological parents. Sal struggles with his internal anger and is frightened by the violent impulses that surface after one classmate calls his father a “faggot." Luckily, he has the support of his adopted family, Samantha who remains loyal even after tragedy strikes her own life, and Fito, a streetwise teen Sal befriends and tries to help.