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Set in El Paso, Texas, this contemporary novel follows 17-year-old Salvador as life-changing events make him question everything he’s ever known. Haunted by his history, Sal is caught between his loving, adoptive gay Mexican-American father and the parents he never met, and he discovers he no longer knows who he really is. Along with his best friend, Samantha, Sal must confront issues of grief, loss, and faith.

The Inexplicable Logic of My Life is engaging from start to finish, and a hard book to put down. Sáenz excels in creating characters that are both dynamic and believable. I became attached to these characters and their stories, and even days after I finished this book I could not help but think of them. This is a stunning novel by an outstanding author, and a truly heartwarming read.