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

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Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe Read Online Free - 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.

Title : Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe
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ISBN : 1442408928
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 359 pages


Rick rated it ★★★★★

February 19, 2018

YA realistic fiction. This book has won so many awards I could barely see the cover under all the stickers! After reading it, I understood why it gets so much praise. Sáenz tells the story of two young men, Aristotle “Ari” Mendoza and Dante Quintana growing up in El Paso, Texas during the 1980s. W...

Thomas rated it ★★★★★

January 10, 2013

3 STEPS TO BECOME ME, THOMAS: 1. Obtain a copy of Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe. 2. Read the book. 3. Fall in love. Fall in love with the writing, the characters, everything. Read past midnight, read in school, read everywhere and all the time. Slam the book shut and whisp...

Ariel rated it ★★★★★

October 22, 2013

This book was so so beautiful. In actuality, it doesn't have a "plot". Not a main story or event that the characters center around. It's about a boy. It's a story about a boy who is sad and angry and can't figure out why. It's about him trying to love himself and others. It's about the teenage con...

Whitney rated it ★★★★☆

December 22, 2015


Lola rated it ★★★★★

August 10, 2016

Oh gosh, my feelings are all over the place. It started in a very captivating way. I liked the narrator. Aristotle-nicknamed Ari-is a calm fifteen-year-old boy who prefers being alone...He doesn’t feel comfortable being around people his age but that doesn’t necessarily mean he’s a recluse. Everyo...

Kai rated it ★★★★★

March 01, 2017

“The summer sun was not meant for boys like me. Boys like me belonged to the rain.” I've heard so many good things about this novel and seen it all over tumblr. I wanted to read this so badly, which is why I finally, finally got my hands on a copy and started reading rightaway. I also finished rea...

Emily May rated it ★★☆☆☆

September 16, 2014

I have been saving this book. Just waiting for the right moment for us to come together and love one another. And this book is fine, I guess. It's okay. But I really don't see the magic that prompted so many five star ratings and literary awards. It's weird because I was sure we were meant for ea...

Kassidy rated it ★★★★★

June 28, 2016

Absolutely beautiful.

karen rated it ★★★☆☆

August 09, 2016

i really thought this was going to be a slam-dunk of a book. all those prestigious awards and recognitions, a gay coming-of-age story that got the coveted dana stamp of approval, that cover…. and it is not a bad book, not by a long shot; i definitely enjoyed reading it. it just doesn't transcend i...

Riley rated it ★★★★★

February 09, 2017

This book is perfection

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