17 March 2016

Aristotle & Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe: Playlist

So instead of writing a review I decided to come up with a playlist to listen to while reading the book. I hope you enjoy!

Published: 2012
# of Pages: 359 
Source: Library 

Aristotle is an angry teen with a brother in prison. Dante is a know-it-all who has an unusual way of looking at the world. When the two meet at the swimming pool, they seem to have nothing in common. But as the loners start spending time together, they discover that they share a special friendship—the kind that changes lives and lasts a lifetime. And it is through this friendship that Ari and Dante will learn the most important truths about themselves and the kind of people they want to be.


Summertime by New Kids on the Block

I mean this book takes place during the summer time so I definitely had to include this song on the list. 

Young, Wild, & Free by Wiz Khalifa

For some reason this song really reminded me of Dante and Ari. They are attempting to discover the secrets of the universe and I thought that in order to  do that they really had to let go and live young.

She Used to Be Mine by Sara Bareilles 

Okay so although this song may not sound like or seem like the song for this book it fits perfectly. It deals with losing oneself and how we change as time progresses. This definitely relates to how Ari struggles with who he is and what he becomes as he changes from a boy into a man. 

Crush by David Archuleta 

I mean let's be honest, the lyrics of this song fit perfectly for Dante. In fact, I can just imagine him singing these lyrics. 

How to Save a Life by The Fray 

So I won't explain this one because if I do it'll spoil a part of the book. Just read it to see how it applies. 

Only Exception by Paramore 

A great chunk of this book is about learning to let go and love. Everyone has been in this position before. This song is definitely a testament to that fact. It's about being on the way to trusting and loving someone. 

Who You Love by John Mayer & Katy Perry 

Such a beautiful song and such a perfect fit. "You can't make yourself stop dreaming who you're dreaming of if it's who you love." 

I hope you have enjoyed the playlist!! Comment below with your thoughts and opinions. 


  1. Interesting choices :) Never read the book, so I shall just assume they fit, based on your descriptions. Found this via #bhpchat - Lilyn G @ Scifi and Scary Book Reviews.