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

Fifteen-year-old Ari Mendoza is an angry loner with a brother in prison, but when he meets Dante and they become friends, Ari starts to ask questions about himself, his parents, and his family that he has never asked before.

Recommended by Ms. Charpentier, Librarian: “Just beautifully written. While this is ultimately a love story, it’s one of my favorite depictions of friendship in a book as well.”