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

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

By Benjamin Alire Sáenz
Read by Lin-Manuel Miranda

Simon & Schuster Audio
7.50 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9781442366060

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 they meet at the swimming pool, they seem to have nothing in common. But as the two loners start spending time together, they discover that they share a special kind of friendship—the kind of friendship that changes lives and lasts a lifetime. And it is through their friendship that Ari and Dante will learn the most important truths about themselves—and about the kind of people they want to be.

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Summary

Summary

Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award

Winner of the 2013 Lambda Literary Award for LGBT Children's/Young Adult

Winner of the 2013 Stonewall Book Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature

A 2013 Michael L. Printz Award Honoree

A 2013 ALA Best Book for Young Adults

A Publishers Weekly Pick of the Week, February 2012

Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books for Teens, 2012

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 they meet at the swimming pool, they seem to have nothing in common. But as the two loners start spending time together, they discover that they share a special kind of friendship—the kind of friendship that changes lives and lasts a lifetime. And it is through their friendship that Ari and Dante will learn the most important truths about themselves—and about the kind of people they want to be.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Meticulous pacing and finely nuanced characters underpin the author’s gift for affecting prose that illuminates the struggles within relationships.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“Authentic teen and Latino dialogue should make it a popular choice.” School Library Journal (starred review)
“A tender, honest exploration of identity and sexuality, and a passionate reminder that love—whether romantic or familial—should be open, free, and without shame.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Sáenz writes toward the end of the novel that ‘to be careful with people and words was a rare and beautiful thing.’ And that’s exactly what Sáenz does—he treats his characters carefully, giving them space and time to find their place in the world, and to find each other…Those struggling with their own sexuality may find it to be a thought-provoking read.” Booklist
“Sáenz has written the greater love story, for his is the story of loving one’s self, of love between parents and children, and of the love that builds communities, in addition to the deepening love between two friends.” VOYA
“Sáenz is a master at capturing the conversation of teens with each other and with the adults in their lives.” Library Media Connection
“Ari’s first-person narrative—poetic, philosophical, honest—skillfully develops the relationship between the two boys from friendship to romance.” Horn Book
“Primarily a character and relationship driven novel, written with patient and lyrical prose that explores the boys’ emotional lives with butterfly-wing delicacy.” Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

Reviews

Reviews

by Darrell 7/24/2018
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Best performance of an audiobook I have ever heard.

The reader of this book is brilliant. His reading is clear, and the characters voices are decipherable without being caricatures. He added to my enjoyment of the book tremendously.

Author

Author Bio: Benjamin Alire Sáenz

Author Bio: Benjamin Alire Sáenz

Benjamin Alire Sáenz is an American Book Award–winning author of poetry and prose for adults and teens. His first novel for teens, Sammy and Juliana in Hollywood, was an ALA Top Ten Book for Young Adults and a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. His second book, He Forgot to Say Goodbye, won the Tomas Rivera Mexican American Children’s Book Award, the Southwest Books Award, and was named a New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age. He teaches creative writing at the University of Texas, El Paso.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 7.50
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English