Aristotle and Dante Discover
the Secrets of the Universe
Aristotle and Dante has been on my TBR for a short time and I’m so DING DANG happy that I finally got to read it. My advice to you? Stop and read it NOW. Go straight to your local independent bookstore and snag a copy of this gem now. You won’t be sorry.
You know I love opening lines, right?
ONE SUMMER NIGHT I FELL ASLEEP, HOPING THE WORLD would be different when I woke. In the morning, when I opened my eyes, the world was the same. I threw off the sheets and lay there as the heat poured in through my open window.
You can just feel the eye crust in your eyes, right? There’s so much more of this and it just keeps getting better. Ari and Dante are young Mexican American teens in El Paso Texas in the mid 80s. If you’ve ever been to El Paso you’ll understand how empty you can feel as a young gay teen boy in the 80s in El Paso. It’s practically a social death sentence. Fortunately Ari and Dante meet and form a friendship that will make you yearn for a close friend. You’ll cry ugly tears like a big baby and you’ll cheer oh so loudly at their triumphs.
Being a gay teen is tough enough. Add in Texas and the 80s and you’ve got a setting that that will stay with you forever. Also? Lin Manuel Miranda (of Hamilton) reads the Audible.com book. SWOOOOOOOON!!!! Here’s a good addition to your Diversity Reading Challenge list.