[REVIEW] Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets to the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz

Tuesday, August 5, 2014
Synopsis from Goodreads:
This Printz Honor Book is an 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.

  I read this book while I was on a road trip so I was able to read this in mostly one sitting.  It was strange to be able to read a book from cover to cover. 

First and foremost this book is a love story. It may not be a typical one, or even seem like it is one at first but I assure you, it is indeed a love story. I think that Saenz wrote an amazing novel but as I got further into the book it was beginning to be predictable. I knew how the end was going to go before I was even close to it. This is still one of my favorites books for the year. I highly recommend it. The writing was wonderful and it was still a great story. 

5 star rating.

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