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Review to "Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe" by Benjamin Alire Sáenz


Title: Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe
Author: Benjamin Alire Sáenz
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Price: $11.99
Pages: 359
Genre: LGBT+ , Coming of Age
Year: 2014


The story follows the development of a deep friendship between two Mexican-American boysin their teenage years. It plays in 1987.


Can we talk about that magnificently stunning cover for a second? Staring at the cover made me dream about the universe and I'm just utterly in love with it. I love the font and the colours.. it's such an eyecatcher.

Before I read the book I only knew that it was a LGBT+ book, nothing else.
I think it is definitely important to know that the plot isn't set in modern day but in 1987. I did not know that before and had therefore a bit different expectation.

I wanted to love the book so bad because everyone on Bookstagram adored it and also because I'm very much into the LGBT+ topic and was very excited to read that book there…