Michael is an atheist. So as he walks through the doors at St. Claresa strict Catholic schoolsporting a plaid tie, things cant get much worse. His dad has just made the family move again, and Michael needs a friend. When a girl challenges their teacher in class, Michael thinks he might have found one, and a fellow nonbeliever at that. Only this girl, Lucy, is not just Catholic . . . she wants to be a priest.But Lucy introduces Michael to other St. Clares outcasts, and he officially joins Heretics Anonymous, where he can be an atheist, Lucy can be an outspoken feminist, Avi can be Jewish and gay, Max can wear whatever he wants, and Eden can practice paganism. After an incident in theology class, Michael encourages the Heretics to go from secret society to rebels intent on exposing the schools hypocrisies. When Michael takes one mission too farputting the other Heretics at riskhe must decide whether to fight for his own freedom, or rely on faith, whatever that means, in God, his friends,...
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Heretics Anonymous Reviews
6/5 Stars. Heretics Anonymous is a fascinating and humorous examination of faith and tolerance. This novel has quickly become an all-time favorite of mine.
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CW: slut shaming, homophobia (both challenged in text), various jokes about religion
The humor in this book is UNREAL. I was crying of laughter almost from the first page. I feel that young adult books have been recently focusing on contemporary novels featuring d ...more
A very rare YA novel that dares to talk about religion. It challenges Catholic dogma, while being understanding and respectful of faith in general - not a small fit.
I found the YA part much less compelling, the main characters felt like carriers of traits rather than full personalities, especially the narrator - a 16-year boy of a very bland, self-insert kind who eventually is involved in an equally bland romance, although with a significantly more interesting girl. Which made me quest ...more
I really like the overall question this book asked:
Is it better to leave a religion you disagree with or stay in and hope to change things?
This book is written about Catholicism but my experience with the question is about ,Mormonism, but the problems are the same.
I related more to Lucy than to Michael because I was Lucy at one point in my life.
Winner Shannon's Choice Awards 2018:
Beset 2018 Release
I meant to write this review a day after I read the book, but that didn't happen. However, here is my review!
This book is about Michael, who is a junior in high school and his experience going to a new school. The story mainly focuses on how he adapts to a Catholic school and finding out more about himself.
Overall, this book was...relatively entertaining. I wasn't bored of the story. It was definitely interesting to read about a Catholic high school; Katie definitely hit the nail on the head w ...more
I really enjoyed this book. It was a quick read and very enjoyable.
As someone who is studying a Religion minor, this book was very informative. There were things that I haven't learnt yet but they were discussed in here.
I do highly recommend you read this
This has restored my faith in YA contemporary. Full RTC!
”Just because you put everyone in the same clothes and make them do the same things doesn’t mean they think the same and they shouldn’t have to.”
TW: slut shaming (challenged), homophobia (challenged), jokes about Christianity/Catholicism
Rep: atheist MC, Jewish gay side character, Colombian Catholic side character/li, pagan side character, a Unitarian side character
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I am not sure what the best way ...more
“It's theology. Were you expecting sex, drugs, and rock and roll?"
"One out of the three would be nice.”
I had heard great things about Heretics Anonymous by Katie Henry, and I'm glad to say that I was pleasantly surprised. What a delightful, clever book this was!
Our main character, Michael, and his family move around a lot because of his dad's job. And in their latest move, Michael is enrolled in a strict catholic high school, St. Clare's, for the semester. This is a problem, because, well...h ...more