Retrospective is a monthly post to rewind all of the happenings here at thoughts and afterthoughts.
Alternatives is the tagline to discuss entertainment outside of literature. It may encompass television, movies, games, and music.
Movie Review –
Before I Fall (2017)
Genre: Contemporary, Romance, Death, Fantasy (?)
Duration: 99 Minutes
Directed By: Ry Russo-Young
Starring: Zoey Deutch, Halston Sage, Logan Miller, Kian Lawley, Jennifer Beals, Diego Boneta, Elena Kampouris
February 12 is just another day in Sam’s charmed life until it turns out to be her last. Stuck reliving her last day over one inexplicable week, Sam untangles the mystery around her death and discovers everything she’s in danger of losing.
Book Title: The Inexplicable Logic of My Life Author: Benjamin Alire Sáenz Number of pages: 464
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?
Should this book be picked up? the tl;dr review:
– Adopted protagonist in a Mexican family who brings so much life to the page; themes of nature versus nurture
– Inexplicable lacks plot; is wholly character/dialogue driven
– Vicente is the best father figure in YA fiction you haven’t met
– Friendship/family driven; no romance plotline (love for love’s sake is more appropriate)
– Is extremely quotable
Guess who thought this book was Aristotle and Dante book #2? This guy.
Disclaimer: I received an ARC of The Inexplicable Logic of My Life from Raincoast Books.