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Aristotle and Dante Dive into the Waters of the World


Series
Aristotle and Dante

by
Benjamin Alire Sáenz

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
Simon & Schuster
Imprint
Simon & Schuster BFYR
ISBN
9781534496194
POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
Sexual Content: Mild Sexual Content/Themes , Language: Strong Language , Language: Homophobic Slur , Discrimination: Sexuality , Drugs/Alcohol/Tobacco: Underage Use , Discrimination: Racial Insensitivity/Racism
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The highly anticipated sequel to the critically acclaimed, multiple award-winning novel Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe is an achingly romantic, tender tale sure to captivate fans of Adam Silvera and Mary H.K. Choi.

In Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe
Ari has spent all of high school burying who he really is, staying silent and invisible. He expected his senior year to be the same. But something in him cracked open when he fell in love with Dante, and he can’t go back. Suddenly he finds himself reaching out to new friends, standing up to bullies of all kinds, and making his voice heard. And, always, there is Dante, dreamy, witty Dante, who can get on Ari’s nerves and fill him with desire all at once.

The boys are determined to forge a path for themselves in a world that doesn’t understand them. But when Ari is faced with a shocking loss, he’ll have to fight like never before to create a life that is truthfully, joyfully his own.

POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
Sexual Content: Mild Sexual Content/Themes , Language: Strong Language , Language: Homophobic Slur , Discrimination: Sexuality , Drugs/Alcohol/Tobacco: Underage Use , Discrimination: Racial Insensitivity/Racism

Details

Format

Print

Page Count

544

Trim Size

5 1/2" x 8 1/4"

Dewey

F

AR

4.1: points 15

Lexile

HL580L

Genre

Fic

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

Feb 2022

Book Genres

Realistic Fiction

Topics

Coming of age. Love. Gays. LGBTQ. Family life. Mexican Americans. Romance. High schools. HIV. AIDS epidemic. The 1980s.

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Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

Gr 9 Up-Sáenz's long-anticipated sequel to Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe delivers tender teen romance punctuated with questions of identity and belonging. Ari and Dante, 17 and in love, want to live in the newness of their relationship forever. But summer's almost over, which means they'll not only head back to their separate high schools but also have to "map out a new world" in a 1988 Texas that doesn't universally accept them. On the bright side, meeting Dante has helped Ari break out of his "melancholy boy" phase. Ari even makes friends with classmates formerly seen as enemies. But Ari's inner battles with his sexuality and shame have him wondering, "Why does love have to hurt so much?" Meanwhile, the backdrop of the AIDS pandemic-first on TV screens and in headlines, then affecting members of their community-casts a grim shadow. Can the two boys stay together in a future that seeks to tear them apart? Nearly double in length to its predecessor, this book packs a lot into its five parts as the gay teens contend with the realities-and work-of relationships. Ari's sensitive first-person narration, which includes beautifully reflective journal entries, encapsulates struggles with internalized homophobia and its intersections with masculinity and Mexican American identity. Slow-paced and poetic, this emotional rollercoaster is buoyed by hope, swoonworthy kisses, and exquisite characterization. VERDICT This literary romance will woo hearts and minds alike. A must-purchase for all libraries.-Alec Chunn, Eugene P.L., OR

Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

Gr 9 Up-Sáenz's long-anticipated sequel to Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe delivers tender teen romance punctuated with questions of identity and belonging. Ari and Dante, 17 and in love, want to live in the newness of their relationship forever. But summer's almost over, which means they'll not only head back to their separate high schools but also have to "map out a new world" in a 1988 Texas that doesn't universally accept them. On the bright side, meeting Dante has helped Ari break out of his "melancholy boy" phase. Ari even makes friends with classmates formerly seen as enemies. But Ari's inner battles with his sexuality and shame have him wondering, "Why does love have to hurt so much?" Meanwhile, the backdrop of the AIDS pandemic-first on TV screens and in headlines, then affecting members of their community-casts a grim shadow. Can the two boys stay together in a future that seeks to tear them apart? Nearly double in length to its predecessor, this book packs a lot into its five parts as the gay teens contend with the realities-and work-of relationships. Ari's sensitive first-person narration, which includes beautifully reflective journal entries, encapsulates struggles with internalized homophobia and its intersections with masculinity and Mexican American identity. Slow-paced and poetic, this emotional rollercoaster is buoyed by hope, swoonworthy kisses, and exquisite characterization. VERDICT This literary romance will woo hearts and minds alike. A must-purchase for all libraries.-Alec Chunn, Eugene P.L., OR

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