Join us February 3rd at Bookworks from 5:00-7:00 pm to discuss our next book. We are reading Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secretes of the Universe (Ages 12 and up) by Benjamin Alire Sáenz.
Here’s a sneak peek into the book: (from Goodreads)
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.
Be sure to get entered in our drawing for a free copy of the book!! All you have to do is comment on any blog post by January 26th!
We’ll also be raffling off a copy of March’s featured book,The Lightning Dreamer: Cuba’s Greatest Abolitionist by Margarita Engle (ages 12 and up). Join us that evening to be entered!
We hope to see you on February 3rd!
4 thoughts on “Our Next Good Read. . .Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe”
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe is one of the most powerful teen reads I have ever come across. I recommend it to all.
Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Hope! I couldn’t agree more–it’s an incredibly powerful book.
I’m so bummed I missed the meeting last night! I had it on my calendar that we’d changed it to
Tuesday night…oops! I was really looking forward to this book discussion. The book, a slowly evolving love story between teenage boys, was an incredible story. It encourages readers of all ages to welcome and appreciate love of all types and truly digs deep into the dark, doubtful, recesses of a mind in denial. In the end the freedom that comes from true acceptance of self is experienced by the reader as well. I have two major critiques. One is the writing style: short, choppy, over simplistic sentences throughout—which I do understand are supposed to emulate the mind of a teenage boy, which are probably pretty accurate. The second is that the author chose to include two sets of loving, understanding parents who both encouraged their sons to love one another, which is highly unrealistic, and I thought detracted from the story. In general though, another great read! Thanks for the recommendation!
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