It’s been a while since I restarted Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe. Since this is a review post, that might seen like a bad way to start considering it was a restart. I must say, I eat my words – this book is fantastic.
The story is focused on the relationship between Aristotle and Dante, two friends who are infinitely different, but also the same. It shows the challenges of growing up a minority and the strength and love that you are surrounded by. It’s honest and heartbreaking; hilarious and profoundly meaningful. This books shows you that to “discover the secrets of the universe,” you have to first discover yourself.
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.
Sáenz did a fantastic job of writing the story in a way that lets you get in touch with Ari’s feelings. It’s from a point of view that is understandable and deep without trying to hard. All in all, it was an amazing book.
We’re taking it back to the fantasy realm for this next book. I decided to pick up Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor.
Isn’t the cover GORGEOUS?!
If we are thrown into the blazing furnace, the God we serve is able to deliver us from it, and he will deliver us from Your Majesty’s hand. But even if he does not, we want you to know, Your Majesty, that we will not serve your gods or worship the image of gold you have set up. Daniel 3:17-18