Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

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By: Benjamin Alire Sáenz

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe traces several months in the life of Aristotle, a lonely fifteen-year-old boy growing up in El Paso, Texas during the 1980s. One summer Aristotle, who goes by Ari, meets Dante, and his whole world changes. Suddenly, he has a friend! But Dante is not your average boy: this smart, funny, and sensitive young man cries, saves hurting birds, hates shoes, and, as Ari eventually discovers, likes boys. Over the course of the novel, Ari must come to terms with his own identity, his complicated relationship with Dante, and his family’s silence around his brother’s imprisonment for a violent crime. Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe is a story of the two boys and their developing friendship, which blossoms in ways neither of them saw coming.