Greetings Earthlings! Today I’m reviewing Heretics Anonymous by Katie Henry!
F: Wasn’t a good read and a was a waste of time. Characters were dulled and annoying and so was the plot line.
“Good intentions don’t excuse destroying somebody’s culture. Good intentions don’t excuse anything. We can’t judge dead men by our standards, fine, but we choose who we canonize, and we can do better. Shouldn’t we want to do better?”
So it’s been a while since I posted anything on this blog and when I was getting ready to write this review I realized that it has been a while since I posted anything about books! My last couple posts have been about tv shows! So since I’m now posting again I think it is time we head back to what I’m good at which is ranting about the books I hate! And for this one we have a book that a lot of people love and have called the funniest book they have ever read and that is Heretics Anonymous by Katie Henry. This book is about a boy named Michael who is an atheist and he is very angsty because he is a boy in a YA novel and they all have to have problems. Basically his dad got a new job, they moved, and Michael is sent to a Catholic school and he hates it before he steps into it. Then a lot of stuff happens and in a short summary I hate this book.
I didn’t know what to think about this book before I started because I am Catholic and I’m fine reading about other people’s belief because I believe that everyone has a right to believe what they want. But I was worried that this would be a book where Michael was going to be like the one who showed everyone the light about what was really out there and that sounds terrible to me. I believe everyone can believe what other they want but one way is not better then the other. My way isn’t better then yours and yours isn’t better then mine. OKAY! But the more I hear about this book the more it sounded like a book about people with beliefs were coming to together and getting stuff done and that it was gonna have the messages that we can still work together even though we are different. That is not what Heretics Anonymous is about!
This book is supposed about these group of kids who go to a Catholic school but they either aren’t Catholic or don’t agree with everything in the Catholic Church *which is understand able but the group Heretics Anonymous is barely in the book. The book mainly just focuses on Michael who is the most judgmental and annoying and overdramatic character I have ever read about! I hated him so much! His love interest Lucy who is the best thing about this book and she deserves so much better then fucking Michael. I mean she is a feminist that goes to a catholic school and she wants to be a priest but she can’t because she is a women and I wanted her to be happy! Why couldn’t I have read a book about her with no Michael! The book also focuses on Lucy’s friend Avi who is jewish and gay and that seems to be his focus as a character because it felt like every other scene he was talking about how he was jewish and gay. Can we please just have a gay character that is more than the fact that he is gay please!
It wasn’t just that though the story couldn’t decide whether it wanted Michael and Avi to be friends or enemies and so he would nice at times and then there were times where I wanted to punch him in the face. Also when Michael first meets him and he discovers that he is jewish he asks him how jewish is he and it is supposed to be funny but I cringed because who the hell asks someone that! There also a scene where Michael finds out that Avi is gay and he asks if he is attractive to him and I did the biggest eye roll because I thought we were past dumb joke like this! I MEAN ITS 2018! This book also doesn’t really have a plot. Michael is basically an asshole for 300 pages and the club Heretics Anonymous is barely in the book. It’s Michael being a dick, wishing he could have sex with Lucy, hating his parents, being a child, and wanting to take down this school.
Also there are five club members and the book only focuses on three of them. Yeah the other two are interesting characters and I enjoyed them when they were there but they were barely touched on which SUCKED! Max and Eden have a lot going on and we didn’t talk them about them. There were a couple of other characters that weren’t in the club and they were dull as fuck. They were just really cliche and they didn’t add anything to the story. I’m gonna talk about one of my least favorite scenes which is this scene between Michael and Lucy. I don’t remember how it got to this point but basically they are fighting and Michael just yells that Lucy puts too much faith in her mom and too much faith in God and neither of them care about her and I wanted to throw this book across the room! She doesn’t deserve him. She doesn’t. I hate Michael so much!
I think we need to stop this because I’m just repeating myself at this point. Basically I hate this book. It overhyped. It is not funny. It is not entertaining in anyway. Look if you like this book than good for you I’m glad one of us got some entertainment from it. I hope you enjoyed this review and make sure to look out for more coming your way. You should follow my book club here and other social media links. I posted rants like this once a week every week. Look out for more reviews and other random posts. Like, Comment, and follow for more rants like these! Also make sure to follow my social media links.
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