Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz

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It's 1987 and 15-year-old Ari has withdrawn from his family and is getting into fights. He wants to know why his older brother was sent to prison, but his parents won't speak of it. His father is haunted from his time fighting in Vietnam and is emotionally distant. He drifts through his days until he meets Dante at his local pool. The two Mexican-American boys form a deep connection, strengthened by their mutual social isolation. As time passes, they realize their friendship could deepen into something more. This book has an intimate feel, which really draws the reader into the complexity of Ari's mind. Sáenz's simple writing style is beautiful and poetic. Their winding road to self discovery is a trip well worth taking with them. Check Our Catalog

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