Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe
A lyrical novel about family and friendship from critically acclaimed author Benjamin Alire Sáenz.Aristotle is an angry teen with a brother in prison. Dante is a know-it-all who has an unusual way of looking at the world. When the two meet at the swimming pool, they seem to have nothing in... show more
A lyrical novel about family and friendship from critically acclaimed author Benjamin Alire Sáenz.Aristotle is an angry teen with a brother in prison. Dante is a know-it-all who has an unusual way of looking at the world. When the two meet at the swimming pool, they seem to have nothing in common. But as the loners start spending time together, they discover that they share a special friendship—the kind that changes lives and lasts a lifetime. And it is through this friendship that Ari and Dante will learn the most important truths about themselves and the kind of people they want to be.
Publish date: 2012-02-21
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Pages no: 359
Edition language: English
This is an amazing book that seems to truly understand the minds of teenage boys trying to navigate life. It appeals to both boys and girls who are trying to figure out their identity and their lives. Dante seems to know who he is from the beginning, but Aristotle (Ari) is constantly worrying about ...
This was a good book but the ending could have been better. I loved the two main characters. I liked the writing and story line. loved the diversity in this book. I didn't like the ending and here might be a few spoilers. I thought the main character realizing he was gay was very rushed. I thought ...
This book is EVERYTHING. I'd give it 6 stars if I could, because it has been a long, long time since a book has completely gutted me like this one did. I don't even know what else to say about it, to be honest. It's just so honest. So raw. Watching these two boys, at a time in their life when they a...
What a sweet book. A few clichès here and there, but I really, really liked this book. I fell in love with Ari, with Dante, and with their parents. By itself, I would probably have given it 4 or 4.5 stars. But with Lin-Manuel Miranda as the narrator, I was blown away. He does such an amazing job. Fi...
The Characters: Aristotle “Ari” Dante The Story: I’m not going to lie, I chose this audio book because Lin-Manuel Miranda narrated it. Best decision I’ve made this month! Ari and Dante’s story was addictive. The growth of their relationship, the way they interact, the way their families come togethe...