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Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe (original 2012; edition 2012)

by Benjamin Alire Saenz

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Title:Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe
Authors:Benjamin Alire Saenz
Info:Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (2012), Hardcover, 368 pages
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Rating:*****
Tags:YA, LGBTQ, self-discovery, romance, chican@, southwest, bildungsroman

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Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz (2012)

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Really good. The writing style is nice. The story itself doesn't follow the usual narrative structure and instead goes for telling us about Ari's life in the timespan given. ( )
  ElizabethJoseph | Feb 10, 2016 |
Narrated by Lin-Manuel Miranda. Ari and Dante are both loners. Ari is internally-focused. Dante lays it all out there. They become close friends and struggle together and apart with their personal issues. Miranda portrays both boys as thinkers and extraordinary kids; his Dante stands out especially strong. I found the book a bit "talky" for my taste but appreciated that a book about a couple of Mexican kids presented them as complex and layered as any teen. ( )
  Salsabrarian | Feb 2, 2016 |
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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.
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Fifteen-year-old Ari Mendoza is an angry loner with a brother in prison, but when he meets Dante and they become friends, Ari starts to ask questions about himself, his parents, and his family that he has never asked before.

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