98 pages 3 hours read

Benjamin Alire Sáenz

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

Fiction | Novel | YA | Published in 2012

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Part 6, Chapters 11-21Chapter Summaries & Analyses

Part 6, Chapter 11 Summary

Mrs. Quintana makes Ari promise not to beat up the other boys who hurt Dante. Ari tells her that he won’t pay for Julian’s broken nose unless he and the other boys pay for Dante’s hospital stay. Mr. Quintana tells Ari that he is “pretty streetwise” (328).

Part 6, Chapter 12 Summary

Julian’s dad visits Ari’s dad and looks displeased when he leaves. Ari’s dad decides not to take away his truck and Aristotle doesn’t pay for Julian’s hospital bill.

Part 6, Chapter 13 Summary

Ari tells Dante that Bernardo was imprisoned for murdering a sex worker after discovering she was a transgender woman. Bernardo also murdered someone else in a juvenile detention center. Dante tells Ari that he “wasn’t really kissing Daniel. In [his] head, [he] was kissing” Ari (334).

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