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.
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Dois adolescentes, quase sem amigos, que encontram um no outro a sua alma gémea, que descobrem no outro o seu melhor amigo. Conhecem-se no verão dos seus quinze anos, na fase da vida em que tentam descobrir o que é se tornar homem/homens.
Ingénuo q.b., realista o suficiente para rir com diálogos como a questão de fugir de casa em que Dante responde que não seria capaz, porque gosta demasiado dos pais.
Dante vive numa família sem segredos. Aristotle numa família que esconde o passado do filho que está na prisão. Mas todos com a sua insegurança cheia de amor para dar.
Dante assume que ama, Aristotle não sabe o que sente e tem vergonha de o dizer.
Mas como disse a mãe do Aristotle.
"Ashame of what? Oh Loving Dante?"
“I got to thinking that poems were like people. Some people you got right off the bat. Some people you just didn't get--and never would get.”
“Sometimes, all you have to do is tell people the truth. They won't believe you. After that, they'll leave you alone.”
"Summer was here again. Summer, summer, summer. I loved and hated summers. Summers had a logic all their own and they always brought something out in me. Summer was supposed to be about freedom and youth and no school and possibilities and adventure and exploration. Summer was a book of hope. That's why I loved and hated summers. Because they made me want to believe.”
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz
My rating: 4 of 5 stars