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
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 received an eARC~
I cannot think of another book that I have associated with as much as Heretics Anonymous. The cast is so wonderfully diverse--and made a particular effort to give representation and/or mention to every group I can think of when it comes to religion and spirituality.
The comedy! I laughed out loud at least once a page. Michael has absolutely identical level and style of sarcasm. As someone who was an atheist and went to Catholic high school, I vividly remember noticing, thinkin ...more
i loved this book so much that i couldn’t put it down long enough to mark a quote that i loved, because i would write out this entire book because i loved every single thing about it.
the friendship in this book was A+. i also loved how everyone questioned things and i love the execution to how those things were brought up. for the most part, they respected each other. they heard each other out and listened to their explanations. i loved the club they formed, heretics anonymous. i loved what it ...more
I looked for other symbols from old heretical Christian groups, but I liked the meaning of the five-fold. We're all in this together. Catholicism never felt like that, for me. It always seemed like I had to squeeze myself in, leave parts of me behind. Now, I feel like my religion wants all of me, because everything and everyone is connected—no matter what we believe.
First and foremost, I'll start off by saying that there are some personal things I decided to write on this review.
Secondly, al ...more
this was SO GOOD that I feel like it’s unfair to any other YA books about religion, you know? because it gets it. it reminds you that educating yourself about religion and understanding it is different than actually believing in it. it pushes this message that we are all capable of loving each other, because that’s the core of every religion. we *can* get along. and im so...like, this makes so much sense to me. the entire part where he tells Lucy that his church is her? that hit me in such a rea ...more
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Story time! I loved high school. Like, a lot. Which is probably not the typical reaction, but there it is. Also, fun fact: I went to a Catholic high school. I, personally, am not nor ever was Catholic. It was... an experience. The main character in Heretics Anonymous is also not Catholic in a Catholic school, though I feel confident in saying that's where our similarities end. But th ...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
This book seriously annoyed me, but as soon as I finished it I added Katie Henry’s next book to my tbr, so…this book must have done something right.
The story follows Michael, a teenage atheist forced to attend a Catholic school. After meeting Lucy, a Catholic and feminist, Michael joins forces with a group of students whose religious beliefs don’t line up with the school. Calling themselves Heretics Anonymous, they decide to try to make change.
I think a lot of what made this book is disappointin ...more