Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe
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Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe


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
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:359 pages

    Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe Reviews

  • Thomas
    Jan 03, 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. R...

  • Ariel
    Oct 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 c...

  • Whitney Atkinson
    Apr 16, 2014


  • Lola  Reviewer
    Aug 17, 2014

    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 fe...

  • Emily May
    Oct 04, 2013

    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 ...

  • Kai
    Jun 24, 2015

    “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, whic...

  • Kassidy
    Mar 13, 2014

    Absolutely beautiful....

  • karen
    Dec 13, 2013

    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 ...

  • Riley
    Dec 18, 2016

    This book is perfection ...

  • Clau R.
    Jan 10, 2014


About Benjamin Alire Sáenz

Benjamin Alire Sáenz

Benjamin Alire Sáenz (born 16 August 1954) is an award-winning American poet, novelist and writer of children's books.He was born at Old Picacho, New Mexico, the fourth of seven children, and was raised on a small farm near Mesilla, New Mexico. He graduated from Las Cruces High School in 1972. That fall, he entered St. Thomas Seminary in Denver, Colorado where he received a B.A. degree in Humaniti