Monday, February 18, 2013
ARISTOTLE AND DANTE DISCOVER THE SECRETS OF THE UNIVERSE by Benjamin Alire Saenz
Part of the magic of this book is how anyone can relate, whether 15 years old or 32 or 77; whether male or female; whatever race; whether gay or straight or bi or whatever.
It's a love story in which bad things happen, and when they do, you really feel them, because you care so deeply about these characters. As a mom of teen boys, I particularly enjoyed the boys' relationships with the parents in the book.
Here's a "sky" passage:
"Why do birds exist, anyway?"
He looked at me. "You don't know?"
"I guess I don't."
"Birds exist to teach us things about the sky."
(I'd like to write a poem with my own answers this question.)
Read this book. There's a reason it's got so many stickers on its cover.