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SŠenz, Benjamin Alire.
ARISTOTLE AND DANTE DISCOVER THE SECRETS OF THE UNIVERSE
New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2012
IL YA
ISBN
1442408928


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For fifteen-year-old Ari, life is mysterious. Girls are a mystery. His father is a mystery. Even guys his age are a mystery, instead of his friends. Ari is a pseudo only child and a loner, until he meets Dante at the pool. Dante is full of light and laughter, the antithesis of Ariís darkness and anger. Dante is the boy who cries over a dead sparrow; Ari is the boy who wants to fight the kids who shot the sparrow. As their friendship grows, they realize that discovering the secrets of the universe might just look a lot like growing up. This beautifully written story should not be missed. (Tiff Emerick, Bensalem Township School District for Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award, 2015)


SUBJECTS:   Coming of age -- Fiction.
                        Families -- Fiction.
                        Mexican Americans -- Fiction.
                        Friendship -- Fiction.
                        Homosexuality -- Fiction.

 
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