Would this be considered “Can’t-Wait Wednesday“, no longer a “waiting on wednesday” post? It’s been a while since I posted one of these.
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 was at yallwest when I heard of this title. This novel was being dropped off along with These Rebel Waves and a Margaret Stohl arc. Unfortunately, this was the second book that ran out after the drop off These Rebel Waves. So this book’s going to be in my waiting on wednesday for today.
Michael and the Heretics also reminded me of the Dumbledore Army (or DA) in Hogwarts because of the secrecy.
(appreciate my aesthetic post please)
Something about the characters in this book just made me interested in the blurb. I’ve never read any female character or met someone (regardless of gender) in real life that wanted to be a priest. Also, I thought it would be interesting (and maybe funny) to read about Michael going to Catholic school when he’s an atheist. I’m expecting witty and/or sarcastic comebacks. The characters in this novel seem like a bunch of misfits trying to get through school. But of course, there is always something more to the story. Hence, I can’t wait to read this one.