Description Dante can swim. Ari can't. Dante is articulate and self-assured. Ari has a hard time with words and suffers from self-doubt. Dante gets lost in poetry and art. Ari gets lost in thoughts of his older brother who is in prison. Dante is fair skinned. Ari's features are much darker. It seems that a boy like Dante, with his open and unique perspective on life, would be the last person to break down the walls that Ari has built around himself. But against all odds, when Ari and Dante meet, they develop a special bond that will teach them the most important truths of their lives, and help define the people they want to be. But there are big hurdles in their way, and only by believing in each other―and the power of their friendship―can Ari and Dante emerge stronger on the other side.
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe - Customer Choice by Darice de Cuba I think I was sold just on the cover and title but this book is amazing. If you are a kid from the 80ís (or before) youíll recognise how it was to grow up in an era without internet, 100 TV channels and mobile phones. The book is set in the 80ís in the USA, itís about two Mexican-American guys that meet and become best friends. Aristotle or Ari is an angry teenager who struggles with the lack of bond between him and his father and suffers from the fact that his older brother is in prison. Dante on the other hand is a smart guy from a happy family. Two opposites who meet and connect with each other. We follow the development of the friendship between Ari and Dante, plus the personal struggle of Ari. I kept waiting for the story to become another standard LGBTQ drama, but this one has a very surprising plot.
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Universe - Staff Choice by Tiemen A lyrical coming-of-age story. Two boys meet during summer break and what follows is a wonderful story of friendship blooming into something beautiful.