Aristotle and Dante dive into the waters of the world

by Sáenz, Benjamin Alire,

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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 , two boys in a border town fell in love. Now, they must discover what it means to stay in love and build a relationship in a world that seems to challenge their very existence.

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.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Sáenz's beloved characters, Mexican Americans Aristotle and Dante, return in this splendid sequel to the award-winning Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe (2012). Now 17, the two boys are more in love than ever--although they remain out only to their wonderfully supportive families--and remain preternaturally thoughtful. "I just couldn't stop thinking about things," Ari declares while Dante agrees that "he's always thinking." The book, once again told from Ari's perspective, speaks movingly not only of his relationship with Dante but also of that with his family, especially his once-silent father. The teenagers' lives are realistically imperfect: being gay, for example, makes them feel like exiles in a world that is not safe for them and that will never love them. And as for their relationship, Dante says, "Sometimes loving you makes me miserable," while Ari thinks "sometimes loving him made me miserable, too." Nevertheless, together the two feel like cartographers of a new world who have "mapped out a country of our own" and who "want to write our names on the map of the world." Sáenz himself is something of a cartographer, drawing an intricate map of the human heart. The result is a brilliant, character-driven novel that challenges its readers themselves to think about life while falling in love with those two unforgettable characters, Aristotle and Dante."
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "This follow-up to 2012's Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, narrated once again by the cerebral Aristotle "Ari" Mendoza, resumes directly after the first book's end. Much to his surprise, Ari finds himself in love with charming romantic Dante Quintana. It's 1986; AIDS is raging, and being gay seems to Ari like a recipe for unhappiness. Instead, love proves life-changing. Over the course of his senior year at Austin High School, Ari grows closer to his postal worker father, another introvert with much on his mind; makes close friends; and--through a journal in the form of letters to Dante--discovers the power of words. In Sáenz's careful, poetic hands and Ari's stubborn, searching voice, the narrative follows the Mexican American couple as they "map out a new world" together, navigating desire ("A body thing. A heart thing. The body and the heart"), homophobia, racism, sexism, how to be a man without succumbing to toxic masculinity, how to cope with loss without giving in to grief, what it means to have--and be--a good teacher, and, fundamentally, how to love and be loved. Ages 14--up. Agent: Patricia Moosbrugger, Patricia Moosbrugger Literary. (Oct.)"
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Additional Information
Subjects Love -- Fiction.
Gays -- Fiction.
High school students -- Fiction.
AIDS (Disease) -- Fiction.
Families -- Fiction.
Mexican Americans -- Fiction.
Friendship -- Fiction.
Homosexuality -- Fiction.
Brothers -- Fiction.
Anger -- Fiction.
Self-perception -- Fiction.
Loyalty -- Fiction.
Trust -- Fiction.
Romance fiction.
Young adult fiction.
Gay fiction.
Publisher New York :2021
Edition First edition.
Audience Ages 14 up.
Grades 10-12.
Language English
Description 516 pages ; 22 cm.
ISBN 9781534496194
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