Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe
By Benjamin Alire Saenz
(Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9781442408920, 359pp.)
Publication Date: February 21, 2012
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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.
In Benjamin Alire Saenz's Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, the titular characters are Mexican-American loners trying to find their place in the world; they end up finding each other in the process. More at NPR.org
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