Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe Book
Score: 4.5
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Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe


  • Author : Benjamin Alire Sáenz
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2012-02-21
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 359
  • ISBN 10 : 9781442408920

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Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe Excerpt :

Fifteen-year-old Ari Mendoza is an angry loner with a brother in prison, but when he meets Dante and they become friends, Ari starts to ask questions about himself, his parents and his family that he has never asked before.

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe Book
Score: 4.5
From 2,443 Ratings

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe


  • Author : Benjamin Alire Sáenz
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2012-02-21
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9781442408944

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Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe Excerpt :

A Time Best YA Book of All Time (2021) This Printz Honor Book is a “tender, honest exploration of identity” (Publishers Weekly) that distills lyrical truths about family and friendship. 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.

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe Book
Score: 4.5
From 2,438 Ratings

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe


  • Author : Benjamin Alire Sáenz
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2021-05-06
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9781398505254

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Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe Excerpt :

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe is the beloved cult classic about family, friendship and first love, from award-winning author Benjamin Alire Sáenz. This lyrical novel will enrapture readers of John Green, Love, Simon and Call Me by Your Name. Aristotle is an angry teen with a brother in prison. Dante is a know-it-all who has a unique perspective on life. When the two meet at the swimming pool, they seem to have nothing in common. But as the loners start spending time together, they develop 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 the universe, themselves and the kind of people they want to be. This incredibly moving and powerful Printz Honor Book follows two teen boys learning to open themselves up to love, despite the world being against them. 'A tender, honest exploration of identity' – Publishers Weekly

Aristotle and Dante Dive into the Waters of the World Book
Score: 4
From 5 Ratings

Aristotle and Dante Dive into the Waters of the World


  • Author : Benjamin Alire Sáenz
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2021-10-12
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 528
  • ISBN 10 : 9781534496217

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Aristotle and Dante Dive into the Waters of the World Excerpt :

A #1 New York Times bestseller Four starred reviews! “Messily human and sincerely insightful.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review) The highly anticipated sequel to the critically acclaimed, multiple award-winning novel Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe is an “emotional roller coaster” (School Library Journal, starred review) sure to captivate fans of Adam Silvera and Mary H.K. Choi. In Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, two boys in a border town fell in love. Now, they must discover what it means to stay in love and build a relationship in a world that seems to challenge their very existence. Ari has spent all of high school burying who he really is, staying silent and invisible. He expected his senior year to be the same. But something in him cracked open when he fell in love with Dante, and he can’t go back. Suddenly he finds himself reaching out to new friends, standing up to bullies of all kinds, and making his voice heard. And, always, there is Dante, dreamy, witty Dante, who can get on Ari’s nerves and fill him with desire all at once. The boys are determined to forge a path for themselves in a world that doesn’t understand them. But when Ari is faced with a shocking loss, he’ll have to fight like never before to create a life that is truthfully, joyfully his own.

He Forgot to Say Goodbye Book
Score: 3.5
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He Forgot to Say Goodbye


  • Author : Benjamin Alire Sáenz
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2008-06-17
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9781416974949

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He Forgot to Say Goodbye Excerpt :

"I mean, it's not as if I want a father. I have a father. It's just that I don't know who he is or where he is. But I have one." Ramiro Lopez and Jake Upthegrove don't appear to have much in common. Ram lives in the Mexican-American working-class barrio of El Paso called "Dizzy Land." His brother is sinking into a world of drugs, wreaking havoc in their household. Jake is a rich West Side white boy who has developed a problem managing his anger. An only child, he is a misfit in his mother's shallow and materialistic world. But Ram and Jake do have one thing in common: They are lost boys who have never met their fathers. This sad fact has left both of them undeniably scarred and obsessed with the men who abandoned them. As Jake and Ram overcome their suspicions of each other, they begin to move away from their loner existences and realize that they are capable of reaching out beyond their wounds and the neighborhoods that they grew up in. Their friendship becomes a healing in a world of hurt. San Antonio Express-News wrote, "Benjamin Alire Sáenz exquisitely captures the mood and voice of a community, a culture, and a generation"; that is proven again in this beautifully crafted novel.

Sammy and Juliana in Hollywood Book
Score: 4
From 2 Ratings

Sammy and Juliana in Hollywood


  • Author : Benjamin Alire S‡enz
  • Publisher : Cinco Puntos Press
  • Release Date : 2011-05-10
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9781933693996

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Sammy and Juliana in Hollywood Excerpt :

As a Chicano boy living in the unglamorous town of Hollywood, New Mexico, and a member of the graduating class of 1969, Sammy Santos faces the challenges of "gringo" racism, unpopular dress codes, the Vietnam War, barrio violence, and poverty.

The Astronomy Book Book

The Astronomy Book


  • Author : DK
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2021-02-02
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9781465470713

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The Astronomy Book Excerpt :

Since the dawn of humankind, people have looked upward to the heavens and tried to understand them. This encyclopedia takes you on an expedition through time and space to discover our place in the universe. We invite you to take a journey through the wonders of the universe. Explore the cosmos, from planets to black holes, the Big Bang, and everything in-between! Get ready to discover the story of the universe one page at a time! This educational book for young adults will launch you on a wild trip through the cosmos and the incredible discoveries throughout history. Filled to the brim with beautifully illustrated flowcharts, graphics, and jargon-free language, The Astronomy Book breaks down hard-to-grasp concepts to guide you in understanding almost 100 big astronomical ideas. Big Ideas How do we measure the universe? Where is the event horizon? What is dark matter? Now you can find out all the answers to these questions and so much more in this inquisitive book about our universe! Using incredibly clever visual learning devices like step-by-step diagrams, you'll learn more about captivating topics from the Copernican Revolution. Dive into the mind-boggling theories of recent science in a user-friendly format that makes the information easy to follow. Explore the biographies, theories, and discoveries of key astronomers through the ages such as Ptolemy, Galileo, Newton, Hubble, and Hawking. To infinity and beyond! Journey through space and time with us: - From Myth to Science 600 BCE - 1550 CE - The Telescope Revolution 1550 - 1750 - Uranus to Neptune 1750 - 1850 - The Rise of Astrophysics 1850 - 1915 - Atom, Stars, And Galaxies 1915 - 1950 - New Windows on The Universe 1950 - 1917 - The Triumph of Technology 1975 - Present The Series Simply Explained With over 7 million copies sold worldwide to date, The Astronomy Book is part of the award-winning Big Ideas Simply Explained series from DK Books. It uses innovative graphics along with engaging writing to make compl

What I Saw and How I Lied Book
Score: 3.5
From 84 Ratings

What I Saw and How I Lied


  • Author : Judy Blundell
  • Publisher : Scholastic UK
  • Release Date : 2011-07-07
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9781407130606

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What I Saw and How I Lied Excerpt :

It seemed like a dream. The world had exploded... Summer's ending, Evie's step-father is finally home from the Second World War, and Evie is sick of her glamorous mother treating her like a little girl. Then a mysterious stranger appears: a handsome ex-GI who served in combat with Evie's step-father. Slowly, Evie realizes that she is falling in love with him. But he has dark secrets, and a strange control over her parents. When he is found dead, Evie's world is shattered. Torn between her family and the man she loved, Evie must betray someone. But who? "Gripping ... beautifully paced and told" The Times "You'll be holding your breath as you turn every page" News of the World

Addie on the Inside Book
Score: 3
From 5 Ratings

Addie on the Inside


  • Author : James Howe
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2012-07-24
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9781416913856

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Addie on the Inside Excerpt :

Outspoken Addie Carle learns about love, loss, and staying true to herself as she navigates seventh grade, enjoys a visit from her grandmother, fights with her boyfriend, and endures gossip and meanness from her former best friend.

On Grief and Grieving Book

On Grief and Grieving


  • Author : Elisabeth Kübler-Ross
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2005-07-19
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9780743274500

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On Grief and Grieving Excerpt :

Shortly before her death in 2004, Elisabeth Kübler-Ross and David Kessler, her collaborator, completed the manuscript for this, her final book. On Grief and Grieving is a fitting completion to her work. Thirty-six years and sixteen books ago, Kübler-Ross's groundbreaking On Death and Dying changed the way we talk about the end of life. Now On Grief and Grieving will profoundly influence the way we experience the process of grief. On Death and Dying began as a theoretical book, an interdisciplinary study of our fear of death and our inevitable acceptance of it. It introduced the world to the now-famous five stages: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. On Grief and Grieving applies these stages to the process of grieving and weaves together theory, inspiration, and practical advice, all based on Kübler-Ross's and Kessler's professional and personal experiences, and is filled with brief, topic-driven stories. It includes sections on sadness, hauntings, dreams, coping, children, healing, isolation, and even the subject of sex during grief. "I know death is close," Kübler-Ross says at the end of the book, "but not quite yet. I lie here like so many people over the years, in a bed surrounded by flowers and looking out a big window....I now know that the purpose of my life is more than these stages....It is not just about the life lost but also the life lived." In one of their final writing sessions, Kübler-Ross told Kessler, "The last nine years have taught me patience, and the weaker and more bed-bound I become, the more I'm learning about receiving love." On Grief and Grieving is Elisabeth Kübler-Ross's final legacy, one that brings her life's work profoundly full circle.

Everything Begins   Ends at the Kentucky Club Book
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

Everything Begins Ends at the Kentucky Club


  • Author : Benjamin Alire Sáenz
  • Publisher : Cinco Puntos Press
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 222
  • ISBN 10 : 9781935955320

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Everything Begins Ends at the Kentucky Club Excerpt :

Presents a collection of short stories about contradiction and conflict in the lives of those who reside on the border lands around the Rio Grande.

The Inexplicable Logic Of My Life Book
Score: 4.5
From 8 Ratings

The Inexplicable Logic Of My Life


  • Author : Benjamin Alire Saenz
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2017-03-07
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN 10 : 9780544583528

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The Inexplicable Logic Of My Life Excerpt :

A “mesmerizing, poetic exploration of family, friendship, love and loss” from the acclaimed author of Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe. (New York Times Book Review) Sal used to know his place with his adoptive gay father, their loving Mexican American family, and his best friend, Samantha. But it’s senior year, and suddenly Sal is throwing punches, questioning everything, and realizing he no longer knows himself. If Sal’s not who he thought he was, who is he? This humor-infused, warmly humane look at universal questions of belonging is a triumph.

Ultimate Character Guide  Pikmi Pops  Book

Ultimate Character Guide Pikmi Pops


  • Author : Jenne Simon
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Release Date : 2018-09-25
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN 10 : 9781338335996

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Ultimate Character Guide Pikmi Pops Excerpt :

The ULTIMATE collector's guide for all the Pikmi Pops characters! Pikmi Pops are the cutest collectible plush characters from Moose Toys, the creators of Shopkins!This guidebook is packed with fun facts about over 100 Pikmi Pops characters -- and these Pops are just full of surprises! Whose favorite treat is cotton candy cornflakes? Who is an expert deep-sea diver? Which Pikmi Pop is the MOST adorable? That last one is for you to decide -- read about all of them here!

I Wish You All the Best Book
Score: 4
From 6 Ratings

I Wish You All the Best


  • Author : Mason Deaver
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Release Date : 2019-05-14
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9781338306132

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I Wish You All the Best Excerpt :

Perfect for fans of Adam Silvera and Becky Albertalli, Mason Deaver's stunning debut will rip your heart out before showing you how to heal from tragedy and celebrate life in the process.

In Perfect Light Book
Score: 5
From 2 Ratings

In Perfect Light


  • Author : Benjamin Alire Saenz
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2009-10-06
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9780061981074

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In Perfect Light Excerpt :

“Ben Saenz’s vivid imagination captures all that is beautiful, agonizing and redemptive in the crossings we make through borders of geography and culture. But it is in the interior journeys of the psyche and the soul that we must find salvation; Saenz’s brilliant prose penetrates to that core and he finds and exposes that truth. A reader can ask for no more than this: to be spellbound by a story, and to come to the last page with a sense of having been being changed and allowed to carry something of it away.” —Abraham Verghese, author of My Own Country From award-winning poet Benjamin Alire Sáenz comes a haunting novel depicting the cruelties of cultural displacement and the resilience of those who are left in its aftermath. In Perfect Light is the story of two strong-willed people who are forever altered by a single tragedy. After Andés Segovia's parents are killed in a car accident when he is still a young boy, his older brother decides to steal the family away to Juárez, Mexico. That decision, made with the best intentions, sets into motion the unraveling of an American family. Years later, his family destroyed, Andés is left to make sense of the chaos—but he is ill-equipped to make sense of his life. He begins a dark journey toward self-destruction, his talent and brilliance brought down by the weight of a burden too frightening and maddening to bear alone. The manifestation of this frustration is a singular rage that finds an outlet in a dark and seedy El Paso bar—leading him improbably to Grace Delgado. Recently confronted with her own sense of isolation and mortality, Grace is an unlikely angel, a therapist who agrees to treat Andés after he is arrested in the United States. The two are suspicious of each other, yet they slowly arrive at a tentative working relationship that allows each of them to examine his and her own fragile and damaged past. With the urgent, unflinching vision of a true storyteller and the precise, arresting language o