Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe [E–pub Libérer]
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this changed the interpretation of an entire plotline and in a way that changed the interpretation of an entire plotline and in a way that gratuitious to me especially seeing as this was the only time trans people appeared in the noveland the minor spoiler from above one of the characters had to be cluebatted about being gayMy usual disclaimer about where I got this book I bought this one with my own money I discovered Benjamin Alire Sa enz this year only and read Ari Dante earlier sometime in July In this book Sa enz takes us on a one of
A Kind Rare And Magical kind rare and magical with Aristotle Mendoza and Dante uintana Mexican American kids in the 1980s Following their ives over a period of a Dancing at Midnight (The Splendid Trilogy, little than 2 years we see their relationship change and grow Both these teenagers are absolutely different from one another yet they complement each other in ways than you can imagine Told completely from Ari s point of view the book is crafted in short poemike chapters The story here is uiet and gentle even simplistic but that is the very beauty of itHonestly ever since I read this book my It Hurts When I Poop! a Story for Children Who Are Scared to Use the Potty life sort of changed It touched upon me in a way I don t think aot many books have ykMy favourite thing about this book is the realness of it all the characters the setting the emotions the dialogues and everything in between This book made me smile it made me cry constantly I found every ine of this book beautiful and worthy to uote and that is not an exaggeration It made me also introspect what secrets the universe holds out for us and if I *Can Discover ThemHave I Discovered * discover themHave I discovered Yes What is it Where to ook Well start with this book I would sayFinally in the end all I would Double Deception (Code Name: Danger like to say that I did not just enjoy this book but I am so grateful for it No review or anything I say can ever write would do justice to what a sheer masterpiece it is I did notike this book very much because I felt Wicked Lies (Men of Summer, like it did a poor job of conveying the time and place of the novel s setting I grew up in El Paso in the 1970s and 80s It was a magical place i I m so happy that I wasucky enough to have had ordered it in paperback This is such a beautiful book so Grave Tattoo lucid and so mind gripping Dante and Aristotle are characters you can relate to in different ways and in the end the message is surreal we all are fighting private wars within ourselves And sometimes it is time not to run and take the blows head on and be freeDo give it a read I never knew I d start toook at a relationship between the same sex in a different way I m so glad I did itThe front and back cover is so pretty and makws you wanna just start reading the book right awayCouldnt really understand why the cover was Georgia and the Tycoon like that now I do I don t even know where to beginThis is a beautiful coming of age story I genuinely felt giddy when I finished this bookThe story follows theives of Aristotle and Dante from age fifteen to seventeen through Ari s POV Ari feels disconnected from everyone around him He doesn t have any friends his twin sisters are a decade older than him his brother is in prison and his dad s trauma prevents them from having the relationship Ari desires One summer day Dante approaches Ari and offers to teach him how to swim They bond over their unusual names initially and soon become best friends The book takes the boys on a journey of self discovery where they Churchills Trial learn aboutove family and friendship there was a huge emphasis on family relationships in particular which I absolutely A Conspiracy of Ravens (Lady Trent Mysteries lovedI think the main reason Iove this book so much has to do with the fact that I too spent so much of my teens feeling Lakeside Redemption lonely and alone and misunderstood and this book feltike a warm hug I feel privileged to have read it and can t wait for the seuel I would definitely recommend. Ey share a special friendshipthe kind that changes In Pursuit of a Princess lives andasts a Second Time Loving lifetime And it is through this friendship that Ari and Dante willearn the most important truths about themselves and the kind of people they want to. First person perspective uickly became a non issue once I got a few chapters into this book This is probably the best first person story I ve readAll the feels So so many feels This story was so profound I felt ike I was Aristotle or Ari to his friends He was a onely Dark Awakening lonely boy and though I had good friends great friends growing up I remember such an achingoneliness at times I also remember being caught in my
own private wars and inside my head keeping so private wars and inside my head keeping so many my thoughts to myselfAri was a beautiful boy who was confused not only about himself but about the entirety of his family His father returned from the Vietnam war a shell of his former self not that Ari would know that because he was born after his father returned from the war It was as if whatever haunted his father was inherited by Ari He grew up being so bothered by the fact that he didn t know his father because he wouldn t Hawks Way (Hawks Way let anyone in He grew up as practically an only child because his siblings were so much older than him He grew up hating that his brother who was in prison was treated as though he didn t exist He hated that there were so many secrets in his family yet he didn t want to share any of his secrets either There was so much anger and confusion roiling around inside of Ari And it really came through in the writing I just wanted to hug him and I remember being himAnd then Dante came into hisife Dante was such a polar opposite of Ari but Family Men like aight in the otherwise darkness of Ari s mind They were a strange pair Aristotle and Dante but they fit so perfectly together Dante taught Ari to swim and became Ari s first ever real friend Creative Participation let alone best friend He immersed Ari int art and books and a different familyife than he was familiar with Dante made Ari feel things that he didn t want to He made Dante want to share his mind which was something Ari just didn t doWatching them fall in Sabina Spielrein love It was amazing and beautifully written This wasike a slice of Cognitive Radio Networks life but with a plot I wasn t always certain they were falling inove The author in my opinion keep me wondering I figured Dante out pretty easily but Ari as Dante called him was inscrutable Just when I thought maybe he returned Dante s feelings I was Personnel Management in Government like oh maybe not Even when Dante was beaten badly enough to be hospitalized and Ari found out one of the boys who had done it he went ballistic and returned the favor to theittle punk Maybe I m just clueless but I certainly would destroy anyone who hurt my bestie and I would definitely have pushed her out of the way of a moving vehicle That s what besties do or at Out of This World least I thought so Which is why it made sense to me when Ari continually said he hadn t done it on purpose it had just been a reflex Protecting people youove no matter the manner of The Time It Never Rained love is a reflex You don t think about it you just do it I honestly believed for theongest time that Ari The Child of the Soul and Other Stories loved Dante as a friend Their experimental kiss threw me off because the author tried very hard to make the romantic feelings seem one sidedor as I said I m just cluelessI m not doing very well on this review This book has got me shooketh It was just a beautiful story and Ioved every page of it It was sad and funny and exciting and heartbreaking Dude this book made me cry Not full on ugly cry but I got misty and that s a good as tears when it comes to me This book also triggered me a bit But it was a me thing I was reminded every time Ari thought about his father of how much I miss mine And Childrens Phantasies like with many other books on my shelves I can t believe it took me soong to read this One summer night I fell asleep hoping the world would be different when I wokeThat s all it took the first sentence of this beautiful poetical book for me to fall in ove with A Time Best YA Book of All Time 2021 This Printz Honor Book is a tender honest exploration of identity Publishers Weekly that distills yrical truths about family and friendshipAristotle is an angry teen with a brother in. TThe thing about this book unlike so many others that I have read I could relate to it very much I aughed I cried and when I had finished it I started the book again Never have I re read a book just after that I have finished it Never And I have a few books But
THIS WAS SOMETHING ELSE THIS WAS A BOOK THAT was something else This a book that could open on a day I felt sad and was convinced the world was against me and it could make me smile and et me know that i would be okay that there were going to be bad days but there would also be good onesThis is a beautiful book which I know I will pick up over and over again just to get that feeling of warmth through meIf they gave me a chance to read a book for the first time again it would be this one Aristotle is 15 and mad as hell at anything and everything he enjoys being a oner and isn
t that fond of his mom and dad Dante is the that fond of his mom and dad Dante is the to Aristotle s dark he oves everything is well Science, Technology and Culture liked and openly states that heoves his parents They meet at the swimming pool and friendship beginsThe book is easy to get absorbed in I also No Beast So Fierce listened to parts and Lin Manuel s voice brings toife these young Mexican boys you can almost imagine them being real ife people It brings together so many themes seamlessly from growing up family mental health and LGB and woven a perfect story out of itSaenz has developed 2 main characters t I actually hugged this book after reading it It s just such a beautiful story If you re ooking for a character driven coming of age story you d probably Last Chance Bride like this The plot isn t that heavy and the prose can be very sparse so you certainly have toong the characters to enjoy it But it s nearly impossible not to Whos Cheatin Who? (Thoroughbred Legacy love these two boysOne thing that impressed me about this story was the nuance in the relationship between Ari and Dante There s so many subtle moments in their friendship that it wasn t until the very end of the book when I realised how things would turn out Ari himself wasn t sure how he felt and the reader wasn t always sure either I ve rarely seen a friendship with so much depth I read this for the ReadProud challenge Week 3This was a contemporary gay YA novel featuring Mexican American teenage boys It was a very fast read with many many very short chapters I have a weakness for short chapters so Iiked this a Lawman Lover (Outlaws, lotIt had wonderful characterization and angsty teens who came across as actual angsty teens and not some sort of novelistic clich I especiallyoved that minor spoiler at the end I had that experience with being trans where other people knew before I did and it is not something I see in fiction a City Girl in Training lot I alsoiked that the parents were well rounded people and characters in their own rightI also really Mystery at Kittiwake Bay liked the cover and the fact that 1 there was calligraphy on the cover 2 the calligrapher was credited Sarah Jane ColemanBut there was one part where I did feel that the book kicked me in the jaw and not in a good sense This is a major spoiler and it is about anti trans hate crimesspoilers from here onwardThe crime that the protagonist s older brother is jailed for is revealed toward the end as he killed a trans woman transvestite sic sex worker in what seemed to have been a trans panic episode Now It is made amply clear throughout the book that the brother committed a real crime so I was glad that it was revealed to be a real crime and he wasn t innocent BUT The fact that aot of the plot involves the family coming to terms with his being in prison AND the fact that out of ALL possible crimes the author had to choose this one really made me feel uncomfortable I will also probably not pick up the upcoming seuel because I really don t want to see coming to terms with with that This was just one paragraph in the book but it really soured me on Prison Dante is a know it all who has an unusual way of Dangerous Waters (Cold Case Files looking at the world When the two meet at the swimming pool they seem to have nothing in common But as theoners start spending time together they discover that th. .