Aren’t most wonderful things a little bit strange?
I picked up Heretics Anonymous because the title sounded interesting and I had no idea what it was about. I really enjoyed this read because it was surprising and interesting.
Book Review: Heretics Anonymous by Katie Henry
Title & Author: Heretics Anonymous by Katie Henry
Genre: Contemporary, Humor
Release date: August 7 2018
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Michael is an atheist. So as he walks through the doors at St. Clare’s—a strict Catholic school—sporting a plaid tie, things can’t 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. Clare’s 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 school’s hypocrisies. When Michael takes one mission too far—putting the other Heretics at risk—he must decide whether to fight for his own freedom, or rely on faith, whatever that means, in God, his friends, or himself.
I give Heretics Anonymous by Katie Henry four out of five hearts because it was a really interesting and felt very real.
Michael feels so out of place in his new school and it makes him feel real. The others in Heretics Anonymous have the same problem. They might seem to fit in, but they each have their own reasons why they don’t fit in. I loved Lucy, she was the one that fit the most with the mentality of the school, but she is super feministic and because of that clashes with a lot of things in the school. It was very nice to read how these characters still loved their school but also had issues with it.
Heretics Anonymous is a really quirky read and contains only a little romance and it’s completely reasonable and needed to spruce things up a little.
If you want to read something modern and quirky, I would advise you to pick this book up. The book was exactly what I wanted to read at that moment and I didn’t even know it.
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