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Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz
Buffy - Willow
tamsinwillougby wrote in 50books_poc
I enjoyed this book a lot, I'm glad someone recommended it to me!

I loved the flow of it, how easily it sucked me in and kept me reading, and the distinct voice of Ari which always felt true. It was fun to follow along on Dante's and Ari's relationship and to watch its progression. The author took great care with carefully rendering his characters and how they related to each other. Dante and Ari are obviously at the core of the book, but I also thought the parents-child relationships were varied and complex, and even charaters without much page time like aunt Ophelia felt rich.

The ending felt a bit rushed, but nonetheless this is a great book.

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I definitely understand that. I disliked that too, it felt really jarring and is such a harmful trope.

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