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.
I was very surprised at how much I loved this book. Saenz manages to make his characters come alive. Even the parents are actual human beings with thoughts, feelings, and gray areas. I loved watching the relationship between Ari and Dante. Discovering the secrets of the Universe was an immense pleasure. The lessons it teaches is one for the ages. I look forward to rereading this again and again.