Summary: Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe is about a boy named Ari (short for Aristotle) who meets a boy named Dante and they become best friends over a summer. They both go through a lot together and also are trying to figure out who they are and the many mysteries of life. If you like coming of ages stories like I do, books that make you feel, and have liked books along the lines of The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky - you should definitely read this. But I recommend this book to everyone!!
“I wondered what that was like, to hold someone’s hand. I bet you could sometimes find all of the mysteries of the universe in someone’s hand.”
Review: Holy SHIT - this book is amazing and one of the best and most beautiful books I have ever read! This book brought me to tears (many times) but when I finished it, I just needed a moment to take in what I just read and I was just sitting there crying. It's amazing when a book and characters can make you emotional like that! I'm not sure I can articulate into words how this books made me feel... but I'm going to try. (I also don't want to say too much) I loved the two main characters - Ari and Dante. Ari, the main protagonist - I loved reading from his perspective and his view on life and the things he was going through. I loved seeing him try to figure out who he was and I was just so proud of him. And Dante, the boy who wasn't afraid of being who he was. Their friendship was beautiful and I loved their conversations. Their parents were amazing too, all of them. -- I don't want to say anymore than that (I mean I do, but you need to read this book for yourself and experience the beauty of it) I'll just leave it as this -> this book will make you feel in so many ways - it will make you cry, laugh, angry, happy, proud, ,- all of the emotions! Everything about this book is beautiful, the writing, the characters, the things they go through, the message of the story, - everything! Even the cover is gorgeous! Definitely one of my new favorite books and I just can't stop rereading the last chapter!! This book deserves all the stars!! (and awards it's gotten!)
Spoilery Thoughts and Discussion
For those who have read it, I had to share some of my thoughts. This includes major spoilers, so do not click on this unless you have read this amazing book!
Have you read this? What did you think of it?