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Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe (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
Collections:Teens
Rating:****
Tags:texas, homosexuality, lgbtq, mexicans, mexican americans, violence, relationships, identity, family, meditative, thoughtful, 1980s, love, realistic, gr9, gr10, gr11, gr12

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RGG: Sweet, gentle story about friendship, teenage angst and self-discovery, and figuring out one's sexuality and one's friendships within that context. Reading Level: YA.
  rgruberexcel | Aug 5, 2014 |
RGG: Sweet, gentle story about friendship, teenage angst and self-discovery, and figuring out one's sexuality and one's friendships within that context. Reading Level: YA.
  rgruberexcel | Aug 5, 2014 |
Ari and Dante are both powerful characters, and Saenz has approached a difficult topic through a novel that reminds readers of the importance of compassion. Dante's journey to find himself demonstrates character growth; as the narrator, he presents his struggles and successes. I think teen readers, regardless of their situations, can identify with him. Very strong parental characters - refreshing to see a great support system for these teenage characters! ( )
  jcarroll12 | Jul 26, 2014 |
Aristotle is a loner in search of his identity. He meets Dante, also a loner, who offers to teach him how to swim. Over time, the two boys develop a very special friendship that leads them to discover secrets about themselves and about life.
This is a great book to teach children about acceptance, love, friendship, but I am not certain that it could be used in an elementary setting. ( )
  lbblackwell | Jul 26, 2014 |
Great story about friendship, love, accepting others, and compassion. ( )
  kelliemaurin | Jul 23, 2014 |
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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. [Simon&Schuster]
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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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