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...more
I have given him the book 1st to Die by James Patterson and he gave this book to me, which I don't have any idea what the book is all about. But judging ...more
So, Jason Bock is a highly imaginative teenager who can ruin his chance with a girl by criticizing her habit of using ...more
The book doesn't necessarily attack religion, as the main character is actually somewhat envious of the surety with which his father and other Christians cherish their faith. It does, however, provide a critique of fanaticism as well as ...more
This is a book about a teenager named Jack, who lives with a mother who is determined to prove that her son is sick. With what, who knows...every time he coughs, sneezes, sleeps too long or drinks too much she is sure that there is something wrong with him and so she has him at the doctor all the time getting tests done. And then there is his father who is a lawyer but also who is ...more
The book centers around Jason Bock. He is dissatisfied with his parents ...more
The concept of this book was really good. Hautman did good at bringing up an issue that is on a lot of people's minds. The ...more
But with the new 7th graders looking eagerly for books they'll enjoy, and in addition to this amazing new book I read, well, I just had to review this one.
Let me start out truthfully. Usually I don't read books with those little golden or silver seals on them. I like discovering new books that no one has read yet, and help make it worthy of a seal. But from the minute ...more
Premise of Godless is this - a bored agnostic kid in a small Midwest town makes up his own religion ...more
Jason (main character) decides he no longer wishes to be Catholic like his parents and decides to create his own religion, Chutengodianism, a.k.a to worship the town's water tower. Along the way he find followers: Shin, his best friend, Dan, the Preacher's son, Henry the bully, and Magda, the some what practical one. Later on their religion begins to grow and soon enough they're able to ...more
And it's amazing that I was right because you din't even have to be psychic.
So as wacky as this book's plot sounded, and despite the fact that my semireligious parents were probably going to scold their nonbeliever daughter ...more
friends to help, and inadvertently recruits a bully and a beautiful girl. This is the start of the trouble, for Henry (the bully) wants all to meet at the top of the tower and swim inside, and it ends with Henry falling ...more
Set in a small town, a group of ...more
It was interesting to me to watch the characters' motivations evolve throughout the story. Jason is curious, Shin is obsessed, ...more
I was so excited to read this book but it just turned into an epic fail.
The book is about ...more
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Same thing with water towers and God. I don't have to be a believer to be serious about my religion.”