Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe


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A lyrical novel about family and friendship from critically acclaimed author Benjamin Alire Saenz. 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.

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  • Hardback | 359 pages
  • 142.24 x 210.82 x 35.56mm | 430.91g
  • 01 Jun 2013
  • New York, NY
  • English
  • 1442408928
  • 9781442408920
  • 3,522

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Benjamin Alire Saenz is an American Book Award-winning author of poetry and prose for adults and teens. 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 Angels Times" Book Prize. His second book for teens, "He Forgot to Say Goodbye," won the Tomas Rivera Mexican American Children's Book Award, the Southwest Books 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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* "Authentic teen and Latino dialogue should make it a popular choice."--School Library Journal, starred review

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