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
I loved this book. I think it's a story that either really connects for you or doesn't at all. I wasn't so sure about it for some, in the beginning, but not too far in I really loved the characters. They're such individuals. They don't really fit into any stereotypes for teens. It made them fee...
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...