Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz
Aristotle is an angry teenager with an incarcerated brother. Dante, a know-it-all, has a unique way of viewing the world. When these two loners meet at the swimming pool, they seem to have nothing in common. However, as they spend more time together, they realize that they have a friendship that can change lives and last a lifetime. Through this friendship Ari and Dante learn truths about themselves and the people they want to become.
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe contains themes of Mexican-American identity, gender, homosexuality, intellectualism, and family dynamics.
Lexile Measure: HL380L
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©2012. Middle school, high school. 5 x 8 inches. Softcover, 359 pages.