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Friday, April 3, 2015

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrest of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz

Reviewed By: C.R.
Aristotle is a boy that has a different family. For instance having a brother in jail and also having a dad changed because he was in war. One day Aristotle goes to the pool and doesn't know how to swim. Suddenly, he hears someone that suggests helping him. That person that was suggesting help was Dante. Usually, Aristotle doesn't enjoy asking for help. Then Aristotle and Dante start to see each other often and have fun with each other. Aristotle soon discovers that he has a special relationship with Dante. Through the time they will spend they will learn the most important truth about themselves and the kind of people that they want to be.
Why I Picked it Up: I saw that it was a Abraham Lincoln book awards list, so I thought I would give it a go. I was interested why this book was so interesting and good.
Why I Finished It: I just loved the relationship Aristotle and Dante developed through the whole book. There friendship was going until the end and I wanted to keep reading about there lives and how important both of then were to each other.
I’d Give this Book To: I would recommend this book to teens that enjoy reading a book that has romance and humor in a book. It is a story that I even myself couldn't stop laughing about.

**Librarian Side Note** Abe Alert, Abe Alert! Like this reviewer mentioned, this book is one of many great picks on the 2016 Abraham Lincoln Award Nominee list!! I like how this reader is already getting a head start on the 20 titles on the list! Don't worry, the Library has multiple copies of each book on the list, audio books where available, AND make sure to check out our downloadable options as well (both eMediaLibrary and eReadIllinois!!) The possibilities are endless...

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