Henry, Katie. Heretics Anonymous. Katherine Tegen Books, 2018.
While Michael himself and his friend Lucy are both well-developed characters, we learn much less about the other members of HA, which is unfortunate. Watching them plan and fight back against their school with mixed results reminds me of Jennifer Mathieu's Moxie. The story is about the group of characters, but mostly it's about Michael and his relationship with his friends and also with his family. Michael's frustrations at being moved across country on the whims of his parents will ring true to teens who have had to move in the middle of a school year. I was impressed by the inclusion of an atheist character, as this is a rare occurrence in teen contemporary literature.
Recommended for: teens
Red Flags: language; underage drinking;
Overall Rating: 4/5 stars
I received a complimentary copy of this book through Edelweiss for the purposes of review.