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The book was nominated for a Printz Award in 2013. A sequel, ''Aristotle and Dante Dive Into the Waters of the World'', will be released in October 2021.

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The book was nominated for a Printz Award in 2013. A sequel, ''Aristotle and Dante Dive Into the Waters of the World'', will be released in October 2021. A film adaptation is in development.


The book was nominated for a Printz Award in 2013.

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The book was nominated for a Printz Award in 2013. A sequel, ''Aristotle and Dante Dive Into the Waters of the World'', will be released in October 2021.


* AmbiguouslyBi: Considering that [[spoiler: Dante has said he only enjoys kissing girls when picturing them as boys, that he wants to marry a man, and that he'll never fall in love with a girl, he's probably completely gay. Ari, on the other hand, had a crush on Ileana. This crush didn't go beyond casual flirting and mild kissing, however, so it's hard to say how much of it was real. Ari doesn't express much sexual desire towards men, either, thinking and dreaming about kissing rather than anything sexual. With the exception of one or two comments, Ari could even be interpreted as homo/bi-romantic asexual.]]

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* AmbiguouslyBi: Considering that [[spoiler: Dante has said he only enjoys kissing girls when picturing them as boys, that he wants to marry a man, and that he'll never fall in love with a girl, he's probably completely gay. Ari, on the other hand, had a crush on Ileana. This crush didn't go beyond casual flirting Iliana. It doesnít last that long though, and mild kissing, however, so it's hard to say how much of it was real. Ariís orientations arenít focused on that much. Ari doesn't express much sexual desire towards men, either, anyone, thinking and dreaming about kissing rather than anything sexual. With the exception of one or two comments, Ari could even be interpreted as homo/bi-romantic asexual.asexual and romantically attached to men, and possibly others.]]


* IOweYouMyLife: Dante after Ari saves him from [[spoiler getting hit by a car.]]
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* IOweYouMyLife: Dante after Ari saves him from [[spoiler [[spoiler: getting hit by a car.]]
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* IOweYouMyLife: Dante after Ari saves him from getting hit by a car.

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* IOweYouMyLife: Dante after Ari saves him from [[spoiler getting hit by a car.]]
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* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: The reason for Bernardo's imprisonment is revealed to be because he murdered a prostitute this way.

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* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: The reason for Bernardo's imprisonment is revealed to be because [[spoiler: he murdered a prostitute this way.]]


* * AmbiguouslyBi: Considering that [[spoiler: Dante has said he only enjoys kissing girls when picturing them as boys, that he wants to marry a man, and that he'll never fall in love with a girl, he's probably completely gay. Ari, on the other hand, had a crush on Ileana. This crush didn't go beyond casual flirting and mild kissing, however, so it's hard to say how much of it was real. Ari doesn't express much sexual desire towards men, either, thinking and dreaming about kissing rather than anything sexual. With the exception of one or two comments, Ari could even be interpreted as homo/bi-romantic asexual.]]

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* * AmbiguouslyBi: Considering that [[spoiler: Dante has said he only enjoys kissing girls when picturing them as boys, that he wants to marry a man, and that he'll never fall in love with a girl, he's probably completely gay. Ari, on the other hand, had a crush on Ileana. This crush didn't go beyond casual flirting and mild kissing, however, so it's hard to say how much of it was real. Ari doesn't express much sexual desire towards men, either, thinking and dreaming about kissing rather than anything sexual. With the exception of one or two comments, Ari could even be interpreted as homo/bi-romantic asexual.]]

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* * AmbiguouslyBi: Considering that [[spoiler: Dante has said he only enjoys kissing girls when picturing them as boys, that he wants to marry a man, and that he'll never fall in love with a girl, he's probably completely gay. Ari, on the other hand, had a crush on Ileana. This crush didn't go beyond casual flirting and mild kissing, however, so it's hard to say how much of it was real. Ari doesn't express much sexual desire towards men, either, thinking and dreaming about kissing rather than anything sexual. With the exception of one or two comments, Ari could even be interpreted as homo/bi-romantic asexual.]]


* NobodyOver50IsGay: Subverted. Ari's elderly Aunt Ophelia was a lesbian.


* ItMeantSomethingToMe: Dante about their PracticeKiss/TestKiss.

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* ItMeantSomethingToMe: Dante about their PracticeKiss/TestKiss.TestKiss.


* DoesNotLikeShoes: A noted trait of Dante's.

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* DoesNotLikeShoes: A noted trait of Dante's.Dante's, finding the most implausible of excuses to get rid of his shoes and go around either in socks or barefoot.


!! ''Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe'' provides examples of...

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!! ''Aristotle !!''Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets Tropes of the Universe'' provides examples of...Universe'':



* ShellShockedVeteran: Ari's father is a Vietnam War veteran who refuses to speak about his experience in the war and is clearly traumatized by it.

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* ShellShockedVeteran: Ari's father is a [[UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar Vietnam War War]] veteran who refuses to speak about his experience in the war and is clearly traumatized by it.



* VictoriousChildhoodFriend: Dante.

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* VictoriousChildhoodFriend: Dante.Dante.
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* OpenMindedParent: Both Ari and Dante's parents are cool with them being gay, and even like the idea of the boys dating.


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* ShipperOnDeck: Both Ari and Dante's parents are on board with the Ari/Dante ship. Hell, Ari's parents are the ones that gently push him into realizing his feelings for Dante.

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* DoesNotLikeShoes: A noted trait of Dante's.

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