Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

Audio Book (CD) | April 9, 2013

byBenjamin Alire SaenzRead byLin-Manuel Miranda

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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.

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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 ...

Benjamin Alire Sáenz is an American Book Award–winning author of poetry and prose for adults and teens. His first novel for teens, Sammy and Juliana in Hollywood, was an ALA Top Ten Book for Young Adults and a finalist for the Los Angels Times Book Prize. His second book for teens, He Forgot to Say Goodbye, won the Tomas Rivera Mexican...

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Format:Audio Book (CD)Dimensions:5.88 × 5.12 × 0.9 inPublished:April 9, 2013Publisher:Simon & Schuster AudioLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1442366419

ISBN - 13:9781442366411

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from READ THIS BOOK This might just be the best book I've read in 2016. There is not much plot to speak of, it's more just following the two main characters through their lives. The relationships in this book are touching and realistic.
Date published: 2016-11-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gorgeous The Greatest of the Modern Love Stories: Two racialized boys who learn that only they can determine their relationship. It's real yet remains epic in its scope and it turns it from a YA novel to a classic. It's a story of friendship, identity, love, growing up, and discovering the universe.
Date published: 2016-11-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BUY IT AND READ IT i really wish i could give this novel infinity stars because that's what it deserves. this novel is so beautiful. i love it so much and i'm still wondering why I haven't read it sooner. i love dante and ari so much it hurts, ok, they have become my favourite characters and i already want to read this book over again. this book has passed the outsiders (my old favourite book) and i'm so happy about it. i can't stop crying. wtf. but basically since i hit page 300+ i haven't stopped crying or wanting to. i needed to take so many breaks reading this because it either made me too happy i couldn't think or too sad i couldn't read through my tears. thank you benjamin alire sáenz for writing such a beautiful, amazing and heart warming book.
Date published: 2016-11-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Sweet Book It's amazing, such a good story. The friendship between the characters and the characters themselves are well-developed and dynamic. It's really nice, plus if you're looking for an lgbtq+ book, this is the one.
Date published: 2016-11-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Such a good story! Already read it twice and still would go back and do it again.
Date published: 2016-11-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brilliant! If I could give more than 5 stars, I would ! Friend, if you wonder if you should pick this book, do it. Do it. This book is a blessing, I promise you cannot regret it.
Date published: 2016-11-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from wow so much character development and unique writing-style. highly recommend!
Date published: 2016-11-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A real page-turner! This book was wonderful. The characters were very well-developed and the story was sweet. Definitively would recommend reading it.
Date published: 2016-11-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bookshelf Staple Very cute friendship to romance story. I love the voice that all the characters have despite having one POV character. Very good for people growing up thinking that their weird for not knowing who they are yet.
Date published: 2015-11-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of my favourite books Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe is one of my favourite books of all time. It's truly beautiful book that needs to be read by everyone.
Date published: 2015-02-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow This book is one of the most amazing books I've ever read in my entire life! Everyone needs to read it! Absolutely recommend it!
Date published: 2014-06-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Must read ! This book is just so beautifully written. Really touched my heart deep within with love and emotion. Very nice.
Date published: 2014-02-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I need a sequel to this. I can't even explain how good this book is. It's almost like poetry. It's beautiful... the words, the characters, and even the angst. I think I might have fallen in love with Ari and Dante.
Date published: 2013-10-11

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"I’m absolutely blown away. This is Saenz's best work by far...It’s a beautiful story, so beautifully told and so psychologically acute! Both Ari and Dante are simply great characters who will live on in my memory. Everything about the book is absolutely pitch perfect...It’s already my favorite book of the year!"