In 2012, Benjamin Alire Sáenz captured the hearts of readers when he introduced Aristotle and Dante in his YA novel Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe. In the years following, Sáenz promised readers that Ari and Dante would return. Today, Sáenz finally made the official announcement.
On October 12, readers will get to dive right back into Ari and Dante’s story in Aristotle and Dante Dive into the Waters of the World. You can pre-order your copy here.
Simon & Schuster has also revealed the synopsis for the book, which you can read below.
“In ‘Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe,’ two boys in a border town fell in love. Now, they must discover what it means to stay in love and build a relationship in a world that seems to challenge their very existence.
Ari has spent all of high school burying who he really is, staying silent and invisible. He expected his senior year to be the same. But something in him cracked open when he fell in love with Dante, and he can’t go back. Suddenly he finds himself reaching out to new friends, standing up to bullies of all kinds, and making his voice heard. And, always, there is Dante, dreamy, witty Dante, who can get on Ari’s nerves and fill him with desire all at once.
The boys are determined to forge a path for themselves in a world that doesn’t understand them. But when Ari is faced with a shocking loss, he’ll have to fight like never before to create a life that is truthfully, joyfully his own.“
Aristotle and Dante Dive into the Waters of the World releases October 12, 2021.