5/5 for me.
I have one problem and that is how to start giving my review on this book. I can’t describe how good this novel is. Does “best” still have a superlative because that’s how I would describe this book. It was hard for me to choose the next book to read after I finish this one. The emotions lingered.
The premise of the book is quite shallow but how it was narrated was just amazing. It’s a story of Aristotle or Ari and Dante, the year 1987, coming to terms with growing up.
I love the characters and I like how each of them grow as the story progressed. I like how each of the characters managed to not just be “characters” on a novel. It reiterated that they are not perfect, that they do have flaws but they know when to care.
I don’t know why it took me some time to read this book. I regretted that. On the first couple of pages I knew I was in for a ride. I delve into the book without knowing what I am going into. After reaching half of the book, I sensed something that this is not just about friends and it had me awkward a little bit but I did still continue. I removed all the prejudice. And no regrets. No regrets. 🙂
The prose was beautifully written. The author used simple words but it was made in perfection that one could feel the feelings. It made me connect with the characters in a way. It was like you’re there with them enjoying summer and looking at the stars at the back of Ari’s truck.
It’s about acceptance.
It’s about living and embracing your life.
It’s about loving your identity.
It’s a celebration of life.
This book is epic.
This book just became the best book that I read this year.
A very easy 5/5 stars for me. 🙂
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