Thorndike Press

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

  • Benjamin Alire Sáenz
  • Offered By: Thorndike Striving Reader
  • ISBN-10: 1432849271
  • ISBN-13: 9781432849276
  • DDC: Fic
  • Shipping Weight: 1.25 lbs ( .57 kgs)
  • 446 Pages | Hardcover
  • Published/Released February 2018



A Printz Honor Book
Winner of the Stonewall, Belpré and Lambda Literary Awards
3 Starred Reviews

Aristotle is an angry teen with a brother in prison. Dante is a know-it-all with an unusual way of looking at the world. When the two meet at the swimming pool, they seem to have nothing in common. But soon they discover that they share a special kind of friendship.

Age Range: 12 and Up | Grade Level: 7 and Up | Lexile Measure: HL380L


Customer Reviews

“Authentic teen and Latino dialogue should make it a popular choice.”

— School Library Journal (starred)

“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)

“Meticulous pacing and finely nuanced characters underpin the author’s gift for affecting prose that illuminates the struggles within relationships.”

— Kirkus Reviews (starred)