Heretics Anonymous

Heretics Anonymous

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 Michael is an atheist. So as he walks through the doors at St. Clare?s?a strict Catholic school?sporting a p...

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Title:Heretics Anonymous
Author:Katie Henry
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Genres:Contemporary
ISBN:Heretics Anonymous
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:329 pages pages

Heretics Anonymous Reviews

  • Elyse Walters
    Sep 13, 2018
    Audiobook narrated by Michael Crouch Every once in a while I listen to a voice that I think is so darn good I have to look up the person. Michael Crouch was terrific AS WAS THIS BOOK! A few words about Michael Crouch first ( he is the narrator for the character named Michael, too,...
  • Tatiana
    May 27, 2018
    3.5 stars 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 ...
  • Anna
    Nov 26, 2018
    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 find...
  • Jenna
    Jan 28, 2019
    I'm not the biggest fan of YA but when I saw this book, I knew I had to read it. Its concept is different from any other YA book I've read, and I think an important one, especially in today's world where we're all interconnected and people of many faiths or no faith must live and g...
  • Emily May
    Mar 19, 2018
    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...
  • ☼Shannon☼
    Dec 14, 2018
    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...
  • Larry H
    Aug 30, 2018
    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 C...
  • Jen Ryland
    Jun 15, 2018
    An atheist at a Catholic school falls in with a group of kids who want to undermine the school's authority -- and also falls in love with a devout Catholic girl. I love books with religious themes and loved that this tackled issues like whether teachers at a religious school can and...
  • ✨    jamieson   ✨
    Dec 08, 2018
    ?You can decide you were wrong about something, and it doesn?t mean you were stupid. You just know more now. If I still thought the same as I did in seventh grade, I?d be worried.? I've never read a book as intensely relatable as this one the only thing it needed was for t...
  • Shannon (It Starts At Midnight)
    Aug 06, 2018
    You can find the full review and all the fancy and/or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight 3.5* 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, pers...
  • C.G. Drews
    Sep 12, 2018
    I knew I'd like this book before I even started, so here I AM, saying GOOD BOOK. It's such a call-out to hypocrisy, mixed in with messy and loveable characters and enough weird and gruesome facts about history and saints to make me think fondly of my childhood of reading those Horrible...
  • ⚔ Silvia ⚓
    Mar 07, 2018
    Probably 4.5 stars RTC ____ Will someone please give this humble atheist an ARC of this book where the word atheist is actually mentioned on page instead of glossed over just like in every YA book ...
  • Lola
    Apr 28, 2018
    3.5 stars. 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 w...
  • destiny ♡⚔♡ [howling libraries]
    Aug 05, 2018
    First of all, I?ll preface this review by saying I think that I get to look at this one from a pretty unique angle. I was raised in an extremely religious and strict Christian household, and though it wasn?t Catholicism, there was SO MUCH in this book that I could relate to 100% fr...
  • Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)
    Sep 19, 2018
    I didn?t hate this, but it definitely did not live up to the hype for me. Mega womp ? I didn?t hate this, but it definitely did not live up to the hype for me. Mega womp ?? ...more ...
  • Matt Carton
    Mar 31, 2017
    (Full disclosure, I taught the author for 2-1/2 of her four years in high school. I am mentioned in the acknowledgements. Neither of these factors have determined my rating of this book. It's really really good.) There is so much to enjoy in this book, whether one is a drifted Catho...
  • Amelia
    Aug 25, 2018
    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 ...
  • Cori Reed
    Nov 02, 2018
    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! ...
  • Kassie
    Sep 22, 2018
    I really enjoyed this book as it?s so different from any other YA novel I?ve yet to read. I resonates so much with Michael?s fury about moving. Although my experience wasn?t the same and didn?t last into my teens, i moved schools every single year up until 4th grade so as a ...
  • Emma Giordano
    Jul 30, 2018
    Heretics Anonymous 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. Check out my non-spoiler video review!: https://t.co/77hRxWGmPD CW: slut shaming, homophobia (both chal...
  • Chelsea
    Dec 27, 2017
    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, Mich...
  • Zoe Stewart (yerabooknerdzoe)
    Dec 22, 2018
    This has restored my faith in YA contemporary. Full RTC! ...
  • Samm | Sassenach the Book Wizard
    Oct 05, 2017
    ~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 spiritual...
  • Melanie (TBR and Beyond)
    Aug 28, 2018
    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 wil...
  • Kaylin (The Re-Read Queen)
    Sep 09, 2018
    3 Stars ?I didn?t lose my faith or anything, I just never had it in the first place. I never believed in any kind of God. I want to start this review with a bit of a disclaimer. Though I wasn?t sent to Catholic school, I was raised in a very religious environment. I was ...
  • ellie
    Aug 29, 2018
    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 l...
  • Maggie
    Jan 19, 2019
    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 wan...
  • Taylor
    Aug 17, 2018
    ?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! O...
  • Nadia
    Aug 29, 2018
    ?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.? 4 stars TW: slut shaming (challenged), homophobia (challenged), jokes about Christianity/Catholicism Rep: atheist MC, Jewi...
  • Tan Markovic
    Sep 22, 2018
    I have a lot of feelings about this book. RTC :) ...