Aristotle and Dante discover the secrets of the universe

by Sáenz, Benjamin Alire,

Format: Book on CD [2012]
Availability: Available at 6 Libraries 6 of 6 copies
Available (6)
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Bridgeville Public Library Audiovisual TEEN FIC SAE
Location  Bridgeville Public Library
Collection  Audiovisual
Call Number  TEEN FIC SAE
CLP - Main Library First Floor - Open Stacks CD Saenz
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  First Floor - Open Stacks
Call Number  CD Saenz
Cooper-Siegel Community Library Young Adult YA CD BOOK FIC SAE
Location  Cooper-Siegel Community Library
Collection  Young Adult
Northland Public Library Teen Audiobooks YA FIC SAENZ (COMPACT DISC)
Location  Northland Public Library
Collection  Teen Audiobooks
Sewickley Public Library Young Adult Audiovisual CD YA SAE
Location  Sewickley Public Library
Collection  Young Adult Audiovisual
Call Number  CD YA SAE
Western Allegheny Community Library Young Adult Audio Visual YA CDBOOK SAENZ
Location  Western Allegheny Community Library
Collection  Young Adult Audio Visual
A lyrical novel about family and friendship from critically acclaimed author Benjamin Alire Sáenz.

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 the two meet at the swimming pool, they seem to have nothing in common. But as the loners start spending time together, they discover that they share a special friendship-the kind that changes lives and lasts a lifetime. And it is through this friendship that Ari and Dante will learn the most important truths about themselves and the kind of people they want to be.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "When Aristotle and Dante meet, in the summer of 1987, they are 15-year-olds existing in the universe between boys and men. The two are opposites in most ways: Dante is sure of his place in the world, while Ari feels he may never know who he is or what he wants. But both are thoughtful about their feelings and interactions with others, and this title is primarily focused on the back-and-forth in their relationship over the course of a year. Family issues take center stage, as well as issues of Mexican identity, but the heart of the novel is Dante's openness about his homosexuality and Ari's suppression of his. Saenz (Sammy and Juliana in Hollywood, 2004) 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 Saenz does he treats his characters carefully, giving them space and time to find their place in the world, and to find each other. This moves at a slower pace than many YA novels, but patient readers, and those struggling with their own sexuality, may find it to be a thought-provoking read.--Kelley, Ann Copyright 2010 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "In Saenz's novel, 15-year-olds Aristotle and Dante struggle with the complexities and insecurities of growing up as they try to understand and navigate family secrets, their sexual identities, their identities as Mexican-Americans, and their increasingly complicated friendship. Lin-Manuel Miranda hands in a nuanced performance, capturing Ari's inner confusion and self-loathing, his unexpressed rage at his parents, and his mixed feelings about best friend Dante. Miranda is just as effective in capturing Dante, lending him an upbeat, likable, nerdy voice. For the book's other characters, the narrator takes an understated approach, allowing listeners to understand who is speaking to whom without creating full-fledged character voices. Because of Miranda's standout performance, listeners will truly understand these two boys as they travel the difficult journey toward becoming men. Ages 12-up. A Simon & Schuster hardcover. (Apr.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Families -- Fiction.
Mexican Americans -- Fiction.
Friendship -- Fiction.
Homosexuality -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :[2012]
Edition Unabridged.
Contributors Miranda, Lin-Manuel, 1980- narrator.
Simon & Schuster Audio (Firm), publisher.
Participants/Performers Read by Lin-Manuel Miranda.
Audience 12 and up.
Language English
Notes Unabridged.
Compact disc.
Description 7 audio discs (7 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 9781442366411
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