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Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe - Community Reviews back

by Benjamin Alire Sáenz
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Reading All Night
Reading All Night rated it 8 months ago
I have been meaning to read this book and just books in general by this author. I put this one in particular off just because of all the praise I have heard surrounding it and just all the awards that covered the front of it. As much as I think awards for books that are great are awesome, I still wa...
Freda's Voice
Freda's Voice rated it 10 months ago
I've wanted to read this so many times and just didn't have a real chance at it. So glad I did now!Man, what a powerful story. Also my first LGBTQ story. Won't be my last!So Dante and Ari, their characters are so real that I find myself crying for them at times, and now after the last page, I am so ...
Bookish Blerd
Bookish Blerd rated it 1 year ago
First person perspective quickly became a non-issue once I got a few chapters into this book. This is probably the best first person story I've read. All the feels. So, so many feels. This story was so profound. I felt like I was Aristotle, or Ari to his friends. He was a lonely, lonely boy, ...
Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents
Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents rated it 3 years ago
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...
Reading is my ESCAPE from Reality!
Reading is my ESCAPE from Reality! rated it 4 years ago
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 ...
Book Baby
Book Baby rated it 4 years ago
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 ...
Jessica (HDB)
Jessica (HDB) rated it 4 years ago
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...
DanySpike
DanySpike rated it 4 years ago
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...
Pandabearbooks
Pandabearbooks rated it 4 years ago
4,75 stars.I ended up reading my first book for the new year in one sitting, which is something that rarely happens to me anymore, which in itself should tell you something.Sometimes it’s hard for me to relate to YA books, because the writing is so clearly targeted toward teenagers, and I am definit...
bookjunkie57
bookjunkie57 rated it 4 years ago
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...
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