Well this was a beautiful rosary of philosophy!
And I just want to hang a portrait of Benjamin in my living room!
There aren’t enough stars!
About the Book
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 want to kiss Benjamin so badly. He is just a gift to this world! Benjamin’s books are the definition of poignant!
Benjamin writes the books I dreamed of! My dreams, my fears, almost all my experiences! He writes about lgbtq and Mexican immigrants, and even though I’m not lgbtq or Mexican, I often feel every word in his books he wrote it for me! 🙂
Seriously this is sooooo poetic, soooooo philosophical AND about things that are sooooo relevant, that I can’t even!
ALL the things that resonate with me are here! Immigrant tales, trying to find your identity and fit in when you and your family have been all over the world.
I just love Benjamin’s writing to crumbs. He paints everything that is relevant this world and being human in a watercolor of emotions with the stroke of beautiful prose.
It’s like a mixed-media composition with a soft watercolor background of beautiful family ties and values and friendship and love… And over it all kind of blunt aesthetic elements like sadness, loss, hardships artistically blended in a way you don’t know where the joyful things end and the sorrowful begin!
And isn’t that how life and the human soul are about ???? A mixed-media of so many things!
[Wow! Where did THAT come from! I’m definitely inspired by this book! LOL! 😀 ]
And this is written in YA first person which I usually find annoying but it was perfection!
Go and treat yourself with some book art! Read this book!
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