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Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

ISBN: 1442408928

Title: Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

Author: Benjamin Alire Saenz

KDL Description:

TEEN SAENZ

“I recently read Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, by Benjamin Alire Saenz. This book won a lot of awards: The Stonewall Book award (2013); Printz Honor (2013); YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults (Top Ten 2013); and the Pura Belpre Author Award (2013), and for good reason. It is a beautiful coming-of-age story of two Mexican-American teenage boys, and a touching exploration of friendship, family, and sexual identity. Absolutely unforgettable.”
—Kris at KDL’s Comstock Park branch

Amazon Description:

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.