Published by Simon & Schuster for Young Readers February 21, 2012
Genre: Young Adult | Contemporary | Romance | LGBT | Family | Friendship
Source: Public Library
Aristotle is an angry teen with a brother in prison. Dante is a know-it-all who has an unusual way of looking at the world. When the two meet at the swimming pool, they seem to have nothing in common. But as the loners start spending time together, they discover that they share a special friendship—the kind that changes lives and lasts a lifetime. And it is through this friendship that Ari and Dante will learn the most important truths about themselves and the kind of people they want to be.
What a wonderful story about two teenage boys in the 1980's. I loved how the author at once immerses you into a world of two unique teenage boys.
The story chronicles the trials and tribulations of two boys Aristotle and Dante. They don't seem to fit in with their typical peers. Dante is extremely sensitive and creative. Dante is caring, inquisitive and follows his own beliefs. Both boys reflect on how they want to interpret the world. They don't let others influence their thinking.
I would recommend this to someone who wants to read about different perspectives on life, love and family. The only thing I did not like is that sometimes the boys seemed a little too sensitive but as you read the story it all came together in the end.