Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Godless by Pete Hautman

16-year-old Jason is fed up with his parents' religion and being forced to attend religious education. One day when he is gazing up at the bottom of the town's water tower he decides to start his own religion to worship the "Ten-Legged One". Although it begins as a joke, before long Jason finds that he has several followers who are all taking the new religion more seriously in different ways. His best friend Shin has begun writing the holy scripture of the Chutengodians while former bully Henry decides that they must all bathe in the holy waters of their god. When one of the members falls off the water tower Jason finds himself being blamed for the changes in his friends.

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