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Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz
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it was amazing

Rating: 4.5/5 stars

I finally read this book THANK GOODNESS. And yet nobody warned me that I would REQUIRE a sequel. I consider that extremely rude.

Wow, what a freaking book. And how wonderful omg. We love all the gays. But also I was a scaredy-cat and was expecting a tragedy. Since you know it's THE 80s.

Okay firstly, I just,,, the characters!!! Dante is just a smol sweet cinnamon roll that shall be protected at all costs. Ari has ~ issues ~ but I still love him. Can we give him a hug, please? And omg THE DIALOGUE!! WAS JUST PURE GENIUS!! I was laughing so hard. And those two are dramatic™ but also very relatable. I shipped them so hard ahhhh!!! Pulled out my hair because of the waiting. I just,,, no words. ADORABLE.

I loved the atmosphere. I felt so connected and as if I was in the story. Also loved the music references in the beginning. JUST SO GOOD!! I had the most glorious time. I flew through this book, it was so easy to get lost in and read.

My only reason for knocking off half a star was that I felt the pacing was a bit off at times, not a big issue but just something I noticed. And I felt like I was reading just a slice of the character's lives. Again, also didn't mind too much because I was still loving the book. There was just something missing and I'm not entirely sure what it is. Welp. Another thing I noticed was that it was sometimes hard to follow along with dialogue because it wouldn't say who was talking when. I also didn't find the writing as full of prose as I was expecting since that's what everyone had said.

Again THAT ENDING!! WHY!! I need that sequel OH MY GOSH. AHH, I'M LITERALLY DYING!!!

Somebody send help.
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Reading Progress

July 11, 2017 – Shelved
July 11, 2017 – Shelved as: to-read
January 2, 2020 – Started Reading
January 5, 2020 –
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January 7, 2020 –
page 168
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January 9, 2020 – Finished Reading

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ilsa➹ the author confirmed a sequel 3+ years ago but we have NOTHING :((( im sad


Ruby Rae Reads I repeat R-U-D-E!! Seriously!! Hopefully soon *crosses fingers and toes*


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