Hi 🙂 I hope every has been enjoying their weekend and any of the books that you are currently reading! I’ve mentioned this quite a few times, but I am in a book club over at Goodreads called Bloggers’ Book Club with some awesome bloggers. I decided to do small little posts that basically just show you guys the book that we’re reading and how I felt about the book. The book chosen for May was…
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz
5 out of 5 stars.
“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.”
Let me first start this off by saying that I am so in love with this book. SO IN LOVE. It was absolutely beautiful and amazing and every good thing you could possibly say about a book. It was so well written and in a way that made you want to keep reading. I never wanted to stop and I dreaded when I had to be an adult and do adult things. I wanted to read it forever. The chapters are really short, so it was so easy to just keep reading. I felt everything Ari and Dante felt. I cried with them, I laughed with them, I got angry with them. The way Ari talked about Dante was so amazing and the way Dante absolutely loved everything and everyone was so great. One of my favorite things was when Dante said he would never runaway from home because he was crazy about his parents.
I loved Ari and Dante’s friendship. It was perfect and it was everything you could ever want in a best friend. They were perfect. It was great the way they both grew throughout the book. I love them both so much. I also love their parents and how much their parents loved them. The story was perfect. I could reread this a million times and fall more in love with it every time. There was never a time where I didn’t love this book, not ever. I always had teary eyes throughout the book, because it was so beautiful and amazing! I highly recommend this book!
Goodreads Description: “Dante can swim. Ari can’t. Dante is articulate and self-assured. Ari has a hard time with words and suffers from self-doubt. Dante gets lost in poetry and art. Ari gets lost in thoughts of his older brother who is in prison. Dante is fair skinned. Ari’s features are much darker. It seems that a boy like Dante, with his open and unique perspective on life, would be the last person to break down the walls that Ari has built around himself. But against all odds, when Ari and Dante meet, they develop a special bond that will teach them the most important truths of their lives, and help define the people they want to be. But there are big hurdles in their way, and only by believing in each other―and the power of their friendship―can Ari and Dante emerge stronger on the other side.”
“Another secret of the universe: Sometimes pain was like a storm that came out of nowhere. The clearest summer could end in a downpour. Could end in lightning and thunder.”
I have a book haul post coming up soon and I also have a tag post to do too, which I am excited about! I also won another giveaway on Twitter, so yay! I can’t wait until I get the books from the giveaways and share them with you! 🙂 That’s all for this post! You can check out some other posts of mine below:
- Bloggers’ Book Club: April – Throne of Glass.
- Friday Finds & Mini Book Haul – books I added to my TBR this week and some new books I got.
13 thoughts on “Bloggers’ Book Club: May – Ari & Dante.”
I need to read this one! I’ve heard from friends that it was amazing.
It definitely is amazing! You should totally read it! 🙂
Aaaahhhh I really need myself to get a copy ASAP! Great review, you made me want to read this one even more than I did previously. 😀
Thanks 🙂 It’s such a great book! I hope you get a chance to read it soon!
I don’t have a copy yet and I will probably wait for a bit since I have so many titles I want to read like yesterday. 😉 But it’s definitely high on my wishlist!
I’m so glad that you enjoyed the book! 🙂 It’s one of my favorite books; an absolute beautiful read.
It was definitely so beautiful! I loved it so much! It is now for sure one of my favorite books! 🙂
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