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

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This book, in my eyes, was utter perfection. Told from the perspective of Ari, a quiet boy who has shrunk inside himself as he's grown up around a brother in prison who he knows nothing about, a mother in denial and a father haunted by the war. That's until Dante comes along.
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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.
 

About Benjamin Alire Saenz

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Benjamin Alire Sáenz is an American Book Award-winning author of poetry and prose for adults and teens. Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe was a Printz Honor Book, the Stonewall Award winner, the Pura Belpre Award winner, and a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award. Everything Begins and Ends at the Kentucky Club won the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction. His first novel for teens, Sammy and Juliana in Hollywood, was an ALA Top Ten Book for Young Adults and a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. His second book for teens, He Forgot to Say Goodbye, won the Tomás Rivera Mexican American Children’s Book Award, the Southwest Book Award, and was named a New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age. He teaches creative writing at the University of Texas, El Paso.
 
Published February 21, 2012 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers. 370 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Literature & Fiction, Children's Books, Gay & Lesbian. Fiction
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Reviewed by Rosa.Reader on Nov 13 2014

This book, in my eyes, was utter perfection. Told from the perspective of Ari, a quiet boy who has shrunk inside himself as he's grown up around a brother in prison who he knows nothing about, a mother in denial and a father haunted by the war. That's until Dante comes along.

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