Book Rec: 1/?
Book: Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe
Author: Benjamin Alire Sáenz
I don’t know where to start with this book. It’s wonderful, it’s beautiful, it’s truly an experience. With each passing chapter I wanted to know more and more about the characters and their struggles: Ari and the relationship he never had with his brother, Ari’s father and the war living inside of him, Dante and the laughter that seemed to live within him. Everything was so beautiful and hard hitting. The Mexican characters were welcome in an LGBT novel, where characters of color are sometimes forgotten about. It truly was a beautiful story that captured my heart, all 359 pages of it. I read this book in a span of twelve hours, unable to put it down. Really, it’s a magnificent read.