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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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This is a wonderful book on growing up and finding yourself. It was a short book but you would definitely fall in love with Ari and Dante. Everybody should read this book. ( )
  krizia_lazaro | May 11, 2015 |
"But love was always something heavy for me. Something I had to carry." ( )
  mlake | Apr 28, 2015 |
Coming of age, self-awareness, family secrets, homosexuality, El Paso. Mexican-American ( )
  webreads | Apr 26, 2015 |
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.
  rgruberhighschool | Mar 28, 2015 |
Aristotle foresees a lonely, unremarkable summer until he meets fellow Mexican-American teen Dante. Dante's sensitive and expressively open personality complements Ari's secretive and angsty outlook on life. The two form a strong bond and unravel truths about themselves and each other.

Benjamin Alire Sáenz’s poetic and understated prose that reflects the pacing of a sedate summer and deliberately unravels two coming-of-age stories. The youths experiment with unexpected romances and illicit substances as they struggle with their personal multifaceted identities. The relationships and bond Ari and Dante have with their parents are profoundly heart-warming and uplifting. ( )
  thelittlestacks | Mar 27, 2015 |
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One summer night I fell asleep, hoping the world would be different when I woke. In the morning, when I opened my eyes, the world was the same.
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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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