Do you ever just pick up one of those books and love it from page one? Do you read a book and love every word that’s in it? Well this is how I felt about Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe!
❧ I’d say it’s a diverse book.
❧ Everything about this was beautiful the whole thing was my favorite quote. It was written so beautifully that it held my attention and made me want to cry at some points. When a book makes you cry, you know it’s good.
❧ I loved both of the main characters. Ari was depressed and held in his words and anger through the duration of the book. He kept his thoughts to himself and had a moment where he let it all out and it was heartbreaking and wonderful all at once. Dante was good too. I loved how he loved poetry and books and hated shoes (shoes stink!), I liked how he drew and was true to himself, mostly, I’d say.
❧ There is so much truth in this book and things I think about which made me LOVE it! Ari questioned his world and felt like his life wasn’t his.
❧Well there’s some drugs in this book so if you’re not comfortable with that just be warned.
❧I felt like some of it was slow.
My Favorite Quotes:
❧ “Sometimes, you do things and you do them not because you’re thinking but because you’re feeling. Because you’re feeling too much. And you can’t always control the things you do when you’re feeling too much.”
❧ “I had learned to hide what I felt. No, that’s not true. There was no learning involved. I had been born knowing how to hide what I felt.”
❧“Why do we smile? Why do we laugh? Why do we feel alone? Why are we sad and confused? Why do we read poetry? Why do we cry when we see a painting? Why is there a riot in the heart when we love? Why do we feel shame? What is that thing in the pit of your stomach called desire?”
❧ “I was in love with the innocence of dogs, the purity of their affection. They didn’t know enough to hide their feelings. They existed. A dog was a dog. There was such a simple elegance about being a dog that I envied.”