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 LOVE THIS BOOK. I went into this book knowing literally nothing. I was not expecting this but I am so happy I chose to read it. I finished it in one night. Its been a long time since I've been able to jump into a book and enjoy it that much. The characters are not like anybody I've ever read. It genuinely sounded like a teenage boy was talking. The only thing I didn't care for was the constant repetition of some phrases. Other than that everything was solid. I was so happy with the end of this book. All questions were answered at the end. It was a solid book. As soon as possible I'm going to buy this book. I believe that this book is fabulous. It also touches on important issues. For example it talks about homosexuality in teen boys and people of color. I've not read a book that so elegantly discusses such an important issue. I'm genuinely amazed.
I recommend this book to people above the age of 14 at least. There are some 'adult' discussions about sex and drug use. If you are homophobic or racist I recommend you get off of my blog, because bigots are not welcome here.