Saturday, February 19, 2011

GODLESS by Pete Hautman (Book #5)

And the last book for the "boys for boys about boys" week is "Godless" by Pete Hautman, which I have read and which I don't think too many people have heard of. This is a really good book! I hope that the posts this week gave you a little bit more of an insight to books for boys. I know that Krista from The Cubicle Blindness was devoting this past week to the same thing so you may want to go over there and check out her previous posts also.

(from Goodreads)

"Why mess around with Catholicism when you can have your own customized religion?"
Fed up with his parents' boring old religion, agnostic-going-on-atheist Jason Bock invents a new god — the town's water tower. He recruits an unlikely group of worshippers: his snail-farming best friend, Shin, cute-as-a-button (whatever that means) Magda Price, and the violent and unpredictable Henry Stagg. As their religion grows, it takes on a life of its own. While Jason struggles to keep the faith pure, Shin obsesses over writing their bible, and the explosive Henry schemes to make the new faith even more exciting — and dangerous.
When the Chutengodians hold their first ceremony high atop the dome of the water tower, things quickly go from merely dangerous to terrifying and deadly. Jason soon realizes that inventing a religion is a lot easier than controlling it, but control it he must, before his creation destroys both his friends and himself.

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