Aristotle and Dante discover the secrets of the universe: Review #17

Hello,

I realised I am yet to do a book review on one of my favourite books, I recently re-read this book in the past few weeks just so I had an excuse to write about it.



Aristotle and Dante discover the secrets of the universe


This book is written by Benjamin Alire Sáenz 

Summary:

"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."


When I first ever read this book I went in completely blind, This was partly because I wanted to discover the plot myself and also the amount of people who reviewed this saying that to enjoy it at it's potential you need to go in blind with a positive view, they were correct.
I had no idea what this book was about, I didn't even read the blurb I just went straight into it.
I was not dissapointed in the slightest. I fell in love with this book from the first page, it was that hooking. In the beginning I wasn't sure what I felt about Ari, I thought he was a little pretentious to start with but as the pages went on I fell in love with him and how he was as a person, If I met someone like him I'd make them my best friend. Now, Dante. Dante was a character that you either love or hate, in my opinion. I was lucky enough to love him, yeah he was sometimes over the top and slightly too in your face but that's what made you love him. Both of their characters needed one another to grow and become the men they did.


The parents, I fell in love with them too. I basically fell in love with all characters in this book! The parents were so loving but also treated each others best friend like they were their blood, something that I found lovely.

There were times in this book that I found myself being emotionally involved, where I thought I was actually living it myself, one of the first books to do that to me.

The writing, the writing is just incredible. It flows, isn't flat and it another reason you just want to carry on reading. I fell completely in love with this book and I can't actually express my love for it. 

Also there is talk of a sequel! Another reason you should all buy it!


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Love, Beth x

20 comments

  1. Aw what a lovely post, enjoy reading posts like this x

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  2. Great review! I'm going to add this to my reading list!! Xx

    www.juderivers.com

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    1. Thank you very much! I hope you enjoy, let me know! xx

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  3. Great review! I'm definitely going to add this to my reading list, love a new book to read!

    followed you on bloglovin queen

    Love, Melissa x
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    1. YAS! Let me know what you think!

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  4. Never reread a book before, how interesting. This sounds like a great read to be fair. Really need to get back to reading🙈

    Jessica & James | foodandbaker.co.uk / foodandbakertravels.co.uk

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    1. Try this book! I promise you'll love it :)

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  5. Lovely review, Beth! I read and loved this book just as much as you did. I fell in love with Ari slowly just like you, but I ended up loving him so much, same thing for all of the characters in this book :)

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    1. Thank you! Yes, they all grew into people you love!

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  6. Such a good review! I've not heard of this before but it sounds really good, I might have to get it soon! x

    Tiffany x www.foodandotherloves.co.uk

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    1. Thanks so much! You must, if you do then let me know what you think xx

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  7. I'm trying to read more this summer and this book sounds like something I would love! Also your glowing review has me interested to read it x

    Kayleigh Zara 🌿🌿 www.kayleighzaraa.com

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  8. Great review I will add this to my list.

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  9. I know really want to read this. I have lost time for reading lately x
    Lola Mia // www.lolitabonita.co.uk

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  10. I'd love to get into reading more so will be sure to add this to my list xx

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  11. great review! I'v heard about this book on goodreads so I might take a look

    Hannah @ The Northern Writes | www.thenorthernwrites.co.uk

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  12. Sounds like a lovely read! I need to get back into it so I'll add this to my list!

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  13. Oh, wow! This sounds an awesome book. I'm definitely going to have to check it out :)

    Louise x

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  14. I'm so glad you loved this one! I've heard such great things about it, but I haven't gotten around to reading it yet.

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