Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe (Paperback)

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I was thoroughly amazed by how good this book was. I was SO captivated by Ari's teen-age boy angst throughout this entire novel-- to further that thought-- the way Saenz captured a gay, angsty, teenage boy during the Reagan era. It's a wonderful roller coaster of a ride and I wasn't disappointed and I don't think you will be either.

-- Josh

— From Josh H. Staff Picks


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.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781442408937
ISBN-10: 1442408936
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: April 1st, 2014
Pages: 359
Language: English