Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

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.
"A tender, honest exploration of identity and sexuality, and a passionate reminder that love-whether romantic or familial-should be open, free, and without shame." Publishers Weekly, starred review
Sáenz, Benjamin Alire
Benjamin Alire Sáenz is an author of poetry and prose for adults and teens. He is the winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award and the American Book Award for his books for adults. Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe was a Printz Honor Book, the Stonewall Award winner, the Pura Belpre Award winner, the Lambda Literary Award winner, and a finalist for the Amelia Elizabeth Walden Award. 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 Angeles Times Book Prize. His second book for teens, He Forgot to Say Goodbye, won the Tomás Rivera Mexican American Children's Book Award, the Southwest Book Award, and was named a New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age. He teaches creative writing at the University of Texas, El Paso.
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Einband Taschenbuch
Seitenzahl 368
Altersempfehlung 12 - 99
Erscheinungsdatum 01.03.2013
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-1-4424-0893-7
Verlag Simon + Schuster
Maße (L/B/H) 20,8/13,9/3,5 cm
Gewicht 298 g
Verkaufsrang 193
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Salema Arefayne, Thalia-Buchhandlung Karlsruhe

An honest & touching story about two boys who couldn't be more different from one another but still form an unlikely bond. To say that I enjoyed reading this book would be a complete understatement. I've read it five times and probably gonna pick it up for a sixth time.

A wonderful, poetic friendship between two mexican boys in the middle of puberty.

Aaron Schäfer, Thalia-Buchhandlung Frankfurt

Aristotle, Ari for short, is a boy who's really bad with words. And he can't swim. Until he meet Dante. A poetic boy that has an entirely different view on life than Ari does, but somehow the get along great. At least for the most part. They go through a lot of difficult situations - some alone, some together, while growing a long friendship and perhaps even more. This book is a perfectly written story about family, friendship, forgiveness and what it means to grow up as a queer person in the late 80s.


9 Bewertungen

A book to laugh to and to cry to
von Nino am 28.05.2018

This book had me crying when reading a lot, both out of happiness and out of sadness. Every word seems to be thought through so well and even though it's very easily understandable (for anyone whose vocabulary wouldn't be so big) it is a masterpiece.

Lovely, lovely, lovely
von Svenja T am 20.08.2017

I am in love with these characters. The parents, Ari, Dante, Legs, all of them are wonderful and they all love each other so much, it's really heartwarming. The writing didn't always work for me. There were passages with too many short sentences and that just disrupted the flow. Which is literally my only critism.

von einer Kundin/einem Kunden aus Oldenburg am 03.07.2016
Bewertet: Format: eBook (ePUB)

an amazing read- I can´t even tell you what this book is about. There are two boys -Aristotle and Dante- who meet and become best friends. And then they discover the secrets of the universe.