Sunday, August 25, 2013

Book Review: Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

TITLE: Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe
AUTHOR: Benjamin Alire Saenz
GENRE: GLBT, Romance, Drama
PREMISE: Aristotle and Dante meet each other over the summer and become apart of each others lives in ways neither would have guessed.
MY REVIEW: I'm not sure how to review this book to be honest. I personally think it's a wonderfully written book and want to press it into every book snob's hands and say "what was that you were saying about YA being dumb?" But a part of me knows it's not one of those universally appealing books. Which is why it hasn't been mass marketed as much as say Fault in Our Stars even though it's just as wonderful as that book was and has won all these awards. It's times like this I do hate how commercial the book industry has gotten.
Because this book should seriously be all over the blogosphere and tumblr. It's wonderfully written, sweet, and has some great character studies.
This is one of the many overlooked books of 2012. But 2012 had a lot of good YA books so it's understandable. If you're inclined, I totally rec this.
WHO SHOULD READ: fans of GLBT books, John Green fans
MY RATING: Four and a half out of Five why hasn't everyone read this? sighs

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