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 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. 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
    Dec 22, 2015


  • Lola  Reviewer
    Aug 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 fe...

  • Kassidy
    Jun 28, 2016

    Absolutely beautiful....

  • Emily May
    Sep 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 ...

  • Riley
    Dec 18, 2016

    This book is perfection ...

  • karen
    Aug 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 ...

  • Regan
    Apr 23, 2014

    Such an amazing story about love, identity, and family. I really feel everyone should read this book....

  • Clau R.
    Dec 25, 2015


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