Aristotle and Dante discover the Secrets of the Universe

I bought this book for two reasons: it`s well loved in the Booktube community and it also has one of the nicest covers I`ve ever laid my eyes upon. All of the wonderful things I read about this book were well justified because I finished it in a day. I was hooked from the first sentence and by the end of the book I was crying, but they were tears of joy.
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe book

This is a contemporary LGBT YA novel that tells the story of Ari (Aristotle) Mendoza and Dante Quintana, two 16-year-old boys that against all odds, develop a special bond. Ari is a private person, that keeps everything to himself while Dante is an outgoing guy that says everything that crosses his mind. Because he is shy, lacks confidence and does not like to talk, Ari never had a friend. And even though his easy-going personality would guarantee his popularity, Dante never found someone who he wants to be friends with. In a way they seem to complete each other and as soon as they meet they become best friends.

While this is a beautiful story about friendship, the main focus is coming to terms with who you are. You cannot be happy if you reject your feelings and keeping things bottled up inside will only make you suffer. This book also addresses the importance of family and both Ari and Dante are blessed with some amazing parents. Nowadays many teenagers tend to rebel and contradict with their parents all the time, so it`s moving to see how close these boys are with their family.

This is such a beautiful book that everyone will enjoy no matter the age and after you finish it, you`ll just want to hug all of the characters, because they`re so amazing! Benjamin Alire Saenz has such a beautiful way of writing, I need to read more books by him. 

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