Review of Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

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.





I don’t even know how to describe Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe and do it justice. The book was amazing and I will definitely hold it dear in my heart.

  • The prose in this book, the writing, it was amazing. I stayed up way to late and woke up way to early just to read it.
  • The feels, oh man, this book is full of feels. I loved that it was written from a male perspective. It was such an unique view and really stood out.
  • “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.” I loved both Aristotle and Dante. Dante was a free spirit, he was into experimenting and feeling life. Aristotle was quiet and introverted, he struggled for love and to figure out who he really was. Both boys were fiercely loyal.
  • There were actual parental figures in this book who cared about their children. It was so awesome to see a book that actual had strong family influence.
  • I really loved the way the parents spoke to Aristotle at the end of the book, it was mature and well done.

  • Not one, get this book, open your mind and heart to it.




 
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