Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

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Publisher Description

A Time Best YA Book of All Time (2021)

This Printz Honor Book is a “tender, honest exploration of identity” (Publishers Weekly) that distills lyrical truths about family and friendship.

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.

GENRE
Young Adult
RELEASED
2012
February 21
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
368
Pages
PUBLISHER
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
SELLER
SIMON AND SCHUSTER DIGITAL SALES INC
SIZE
13.2
MB
AUDIENCE
Grades 7 and Above

Customer Reviews

fernandoazg ,

You wont be able to put it down

I don’t review books very often, but I think this I’ll make an exception for this one. I read the whole book in just a couple hours and I almost cried (Or maybe did a little) a thousand times. I loved the ugly of the story and I loved the beautiful and so will you.

Cosmic shoes ,

No Shame

This book made me comfortable enough to come out publicly. This book showed me that there was no shame. This wonderfully, gorgeously written book, full of amazing themes of love, family, friends, race, sexuality, this book just amazes me, I've read it 3 times already. I wish I could personally thank the author for this beautiful book, but I guess for now this will have to do.

Madam Minnie ,

1980s Summers

Some of my favorite memories are of times and people I met in 1986. I met my best friend, fell in love with the man I would marry and have three beautiful children with and learned more about myself and who I wanted to be than any other year. The summers were always full of memories with my best friend and my boyfriend. Movies, band practice, sitting in the room listening to Duran Duran, U2, Michael Bolton, Europe and Depeche Mode. My summers were a lot like Ari's. I spent a lot of time in my head trying to figure out what I would become; who I would turn out to be.

I loved this book so much that I read it in one sitting on a lazy Sunday afternoon before the Memorial Day holiday. I kept telling my husband how much I loved it and how much it reminded me of our summers. I drank lots of coffee, rushed through restroom breaks and immersed myself in a world where two young men learned more about themselves in their transition from boys to men, friends to more than friends. This is a book I'm going to give to my kids to read and one everyone should devour, discuss and dissect. It's a book of the heart and we should always follow our hearts.

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