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
”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
Yes yes yes! Five stars!
I'm an atheist, but I don't look down on religion. This book spoke to my soul! Every person can believe, or not believe, as they wish. As long as you do no harm, carry on!
It’s first period and only one person definitely wants me dead. Things are going better than expected.
Heretics Anonymous is one of the few (actually the only one I can recall) YA books that talks specifically about a lack of religion. The protagonist - Michael - is an atheist who is forced to attend a Catholic high school and he, along with some new friends, attempts an amusing challenge of religious hypocrisy and inadequate sex education (read: outright lies).
As an atheist who attended my own ...more
One of my favourite things is reading about experiences I’m not familiar with so I can participate in them vicariously through the characters.
For example, I never attended a Catholic private school. And even if my middle school had a ‘‘Religion’’ class, I was placed in the ‘‘Moral’’ one with the other students who weren’t Catholic. I liked it. We talked about what it means to have morals and be a decent human being.
But Michael is now attending such a school, because his father uproot ...more
Michael has tried to stay positive. But after his family moves for the fourth time in 10 years—and a month and a half into his junior year of high school, no less—he's starting to lose himself. Especially this time, when his parents have enrolled him at St. Clare's, a prestigious Catholic prep school. Because Michael, you see, is an atheist.
"I didn't lose my faith or anything. I never had it in the first place. I never believed in any kind of God, just like I never believed in werewolves, or gho ...more
Binge read this book and it was totally worth it. Yes, I'm giving another contemporary five stars! Who knew? The religious diversity was amazing in this book. It also got me thinking on a few things and on biases I have - it was a great book. Highly recommend.
RTC - I promise I will sit down and get my reviews done soon lol
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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