Ciao! For those of you who don’t know, I’m participating in a Read-a-thon(to know more, I’d ask you to go here) and the thing is that I just got done with the ninth book from my TBR of thirteen! The book I read was Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz which I had picked up for the prompt You Need to Calm Down: Read an LGBTQIAP+ book!
Title- Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe
Author- Benjamin Alire Sáenz
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.
I really think I’m still making heart eyes right now.
I was sucked in the book from the first chapter! I loved how author emphasized on the importance of company, family and friends, how everyone needs at least one friend, and a family who they can open up to.
Now, you see, the book had a kind of a sad aura about it, the narrator was angry and lonely, plus, there were a few accidents, too. So, you can very well say it was sad, but I loved that while reading the book, most of the time, I had a smile, and I laughed a lot at times. I am a big fan of a great humour in books, so this one quite impressed me.
Then what do I say about the characters? They were all lovely! I loved how great a father Sam was, how sweet Dante was, and I loved Aristotle the most! I loved the dialogues, especially between Aristotle and Dante and Aristotle and his mom, most of them really cracked me up, and I liked how easygoing yet somehow forced, too, they felt!
The writing! Ah, the writing style was simply poetic and lyrical with simple language, too! I loved that part, you don’t usually find books with such writing style!
The only thing that disappointed me a bit was that I would have loved to get Dante’s point of view, which I didn’t! I would have really loved to know him better! Hmph!
Have you read the book? Did you like it? What were your thoughts? Let me know!