Books Benjamin Alire Saenz Books by Benjamin Alire Saenz Benjamin Alire Saenz has written books about: Nonfiction Fiction Young Adult Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about Benjamin Alire Saenz NPR Books NPR's Book Concierge: Our Guide To 2017's Great Reads December 5, 2017 The Book Concierge is back and bigger than ever! Explore more than 350 standout titles picked by NPR staff and critics. Review Book Reviews 'Inexplicable Logic' Maps A Teen Boy's Complicated Mind March 16, 2017 The Inexplicable Logic of My Life is as much a doorstopper as any young adult fantasy novel, but the world it builds is inside the head of teenaged Sal, who's struggling with difficult new emotions. Books Vibrant 'Club' Links Two Countries In Award-Winning Book April 30, 2013 Benjamin Alire Saenz won this year's PEN/Faulkner award for his latest collection of short stories, Everything Begins and Ends at the Kentucky Club. The real-life Kentucky Club is just south of the U.S.-Mexico border, and Saenz joined a reporter there to talk about life in two countries. Vibrant 'Club' Links Two Countries In Award-Winning Book Listen · 4:53 4:53 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/177512460/179992107" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript Books Discovering Sexuality Through Teen Lit February 20, 2013 In Benjamin Alire Saenz's Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, the titular characters are Mexican-American loners trying to find their place in the world; they end up finding each other in the process. Discovering Sexuality Through Teen Lit Listen · 12:40 12:40 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/172495550/172495543" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript Critics' Lists: Summer 2012 Teen Reads: Summer Books For You And Your BFF June 7, 2012 If there's one thing that teenagers of all stripes spend their energy on, it's friendship. These outstanding new novels for young adults explore friendship wherever it blossoms, whether in the extremes of a dystopian future or the more mundane emotional extremes of high school.