✬ Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe Books ✮ Author Benjamin Alire Sáenz – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe Aristotele E Dante Dall Estate Del 1987, Nella Citt Di El Paso, In Texas, Seguiremo La Pi Sensazionale Delle Scoperte Umane La Crescita Dal Microcosmo Della Famiglia Con Le Sue Regole, I Suoi Silenzi E Le Sue Rigidit Al Ring Della Scuola, Fino Allo Sconfinato Orizzonte Della Vita Di Fuori , Quella Che Attende Tutti Tra Aspettative E Paure Aristotele E Dante Scopriranno I Segreti Dell Universo Dentro Se Stessi, E Finalmente Accetteranno Di Amarsi.

About the Author: Benjamin Alire Sáenz

Benjamin Alire S enz born 16 August 1954 is an award winning American poet, novelist and writer of children s books.He was born at Old Picacho, New Mexico, the fourth of seven children, and was raised on a small farm near Mesilla, New Mexico He graduated from Las Cruces High School in 1972 That fall, he entered St Thomas Seminary in Denver, Colorado where he received a B.A degree in Humaniti

10 thoughts on “Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

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    3 STEPS TO BECOME ME, THOMAS 1 Obtain a copy of Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe.2 Read the book.3 Fall in love Fall in love with the writing, the characters, everything Read past midnight, read in school, read everywhere and all the time Slam the book shut and whisper scream oh my gosh, oh my gosh, oh my gosh At the end of the book, allow a single tear to run down your right cheek and say a silent prayer of thanks for the fact that you are able to read at all.Perhaps I m making this book seem dramatic than it actually is It s not dramatic at all, in the typical sense There are no overtly sentimental Nicholas Sparks plot twists, no super sexy erotica Fifty Shades of Grey style, not even an ardent declaration of love via Jane Austen s Pride and Prejudice This book is about two Mexican American teens trying to find their way in the world, but before they do that, they find each other Aristotle and Dante, the former a self doubting silent guy, the latter an expressive, fair skinned swimmer We experience the story from Ari s perspective, from the first time he met Dante at his local swimming pool I d never really been very close to other people I was pretty much a loner I d played basketball and baseball and done the ...

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    YA realistic fiction.This book has won so many awards I could barely see the cover under all the stickers After reading it, I understood why it gets so much praise S enz tells the story of two young men, Aristotle Ari Mendoza and Dante Quintana growing up in El Paso, Texas during the 1980s We follow their lives from age fifteen to seventeen, watching their relationship slowly grow, change and strengthen Told from Ari s point of view, the novel is crafted in short, lyrical chapters The prose sings The dialogue is pitch perfect The story is quiet and gentle, but it pulls the reader through the narrative beautifully.Ari has loving parents, though his father silently bears the traumas of the Vietnam War, keeping him distant from his son Ari s sisters are a generation older, making him feel like the family mascot rather than an equal sibling Most troubling of all, the family has erased all traces of Ari s older brother, whom he barely remembers, who went to prison for a violent crime Ari longs to know and feels betrayed by his parents silence Overall, Ari feels like his life is a story written by someone else, a sentiment I suspect many t...

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    This book was so so beautiful.In actuality, it doesn t have a plot Not a main story or event that the characters center around It s about a boy It s a story about a boy who is sad and angry and can t figure out why It s about him trying to love himself and others It s about the teenage condition and mentality.Let s talk about why I loved it Mainly, I loved the mood and tone It made me feel mellow and warm I liked that it was slow paced, that it felt like real life with small but important events happening I actually really liked Aristotle, the main character, even though he s kind of a jerk But the thing is he doesn t want to be a jerk I loved the relationships, especially with his best friend, Dante It was real friendship, not false or easy I loved the emphasis on family And the ending was beautiful So beautiful I really related to the main character, his struggles of culture and feeling lonely and regretting growing up And when I didn t relate to him I still empathized ...

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    The summer sun was not meant for boys like me Boys like me belonged to the rain I ve heard so many good things about this novel and seen it all over Tumblr I wanted to read this so badly, which is why I finally, finally got my hands on a copy and started reading right away I also finished reading it right away.My thoughts Well, first of all, I love the way I can identify with Ari and Dante, but especially with Ari Sometimes his stubbornness got on my nerves and I wanted to shake him and tell him that he should just go and love Dante But on the other hand, everything just felt so real.Which leads me to my second point about how I kept on reading and nodding my head, smiling about how true some statements and feelings pictured in the novel felt The thing is, S enz does not try to be philosophical and poetic He doesn t have to.Third, you can see how Ari grows In the beginning, he is a 15 year old boy, he talks like a 15 year old boy, he thinks like one But as he grows older he learns and experiences things, especially through Dante, he changes I just want to state that this novel is a perfect example of character development.What bothered me just a little , is the ending Yes, it s happy and lovely and that s what I wished for but I had the feeling that everything went too fast Particularly the revelations about the pas...

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    I have been saving this book Just waiting for the right moment for us to come together and love one another And this book is fine, I guess It s okay But I really don t see the magic that prompted so many five star ratings and literary awards It s weird because I was sure we were meant for each other A Printz Honor book featuring a gay romance between two quirky characters one of whom is a rough guy who gets into fights and has a complicated relationship with his father the other being a sweet and sensitive boy who loves his poetry Throw in some philosophical musings and a generous helping of poetic teen angst and you should be serving up a new favourite of mine, right Apparently not.I love deep, complex and emotional contemporary YA that reminds me why I still read books aimed at teens But, you know, I just didn t find this book as deep and meaningful as it was obviously trying to be There were some intriguing passages thrown in that were clearly meant to tickle our inner emos, like The problem with my life was that it ...

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    Oh gosh, my feelings are all over the place.It started in a very captivating way I liked the narrator Aristotle nicknamed Ari is a calm fifteen year old boy who prefers being aloneHe doesn t feel comfortable being around people his age but that doesn t necessarily mean he s a recluse Everyone things he s sad and lonely but, really, he doesn t mind it.And then he meets Dante Dante who made him see the world differently Gosh, how much I loved that character Everything about him made me think of an angel, a sweet sweet angel I wish the world was filled with people like Dante because this world would have been a much lovelier place.This is really a coming of age YA novel Even though it s shelved as LGBT which IS true and shelved it myself as it too , there is a good part of this story where it doesn t feel that way It s mostly about friendship, family, trust, loyalty and being honest to ourselves and who we truly are Then, comes the LGBT part and romance as well I have to say that I throughout the story craved to see some romantic af...

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    Why do we smile Why do we laugh Why do we feel alone Why are we sad and confused Why do we read poetry Why do we cry when we see a painting Why is there a riot in the heart when we love Why do we feel shame What is that thing in the pit of your stomach called desire I think I rarely read an introduction to a book that touched me as much as this one did It were exactly questions like that I asked myself when I was a young and confused teen I was always serious than the other kids and there were things they just didn t understand When I was seventeen life was tough for me, at least tough than for other people my age I asked myself questions they wouldn t ask themselves for decades and I had to ask those questions because life and my personal experiences kind of forced me to Just like Ari, I was thinking about so many things, wondering about my place in this world Why did some things have to end Why did others start Why did my heart hurt so much Gosh, I really wish I would have had this book in my teens, ...

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    i really thought this was going to be a slam dunk of a book all those prestigious awards and recognitions, a gay coming of age story that got the coveted dana stamp of approval, that cover.and it is not a bad book, not by a long shot i definitely enjoyed reading it it just doesn t transcend its YA status like so many YA books do this is an excellent book for its audience, but for me, it doesn t have that crossover appeal that so many recent YA titles have had it gets points for featuring an untraditional LGBT protagonist a young mexican american boy with few social attachments, dealing with his distant war haunted father, his much older, clucking sisters, the figurative ghost of his brother, about whom no one has spoken since he was incarcerated, and his own inability to make emotional connections, or even feel much of anything except a simmering, inarticulate rage his mother is very loving and supportive, but ari lacks a true male role model figure, since his father is shuttered in a cage of...

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