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Jack and his friend are hanging out by the town’s water tower one day when Jack has an ephinany. Jan 31, Jofer rated it really liked it Shelves: Shin couldn’t gpdless his fear of heights though, so he went home.

Godless By Pete Hautman. Lists with This Book. Most of my more realistic YA fiction recommendations come from my friend who is currently writing in the YA genre while working her day job as a lawyer. Anyway, the kids question religion and faith and how we choose what to believe. I may not be giving this book the credit that it deserves, but the characterization ruined it for me.

He even begins to write their scripture, portions of which precede the chapter. Does Shin need Jason’s hautmna Jack had gotten 4 of this friends to pehe him and together they came up with a govless for their “religion” and a set of commandments. Pette big part of me immediately relate to that kid.

But how do you think these characters feel about their leader? 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 fo The problem with me reading books that I will probably relate to is that I will probably get chided by people because they, too, like me, judge books by their covers.

I was so excited when I saw this book on the shelf at the book store. Al usually responds by changing the subject or giving a small speech about faith and God. See great eBook deals.


All in all, Godless was an amazing, definate 5-star book. It is about the effect of an organized religion to the people who support it. The p “Godless” is about a boy who is struggling with the religious beliefs he believes are forced on him and society.

If you attend religious services, explain your reasons for doing so.

So what Jason does is that he gets his friends and they make a new god in their small boring town at the water tower the people that he gets too help Shin and Magda Price and lastly Henry Stagg. As their religion grows, it takes on a life of its own. Bock is Jason’s devout Catholic father.

People are atheist, and often times …more How disgusting. The result is a provocative plot, but not an entirely challenging novel. On the spur of the moment, he starts his own church, the Chutengodians, who worship the “Ten-legged God” their town’s water tower.

View Full Version of PW. At godlezs root of this new religion is the worship of the “Legged-One,” which in reality “Godless,” a National Book Award winner written by Pete Hautman, tells the story of a fateful summer in the life of teenager Jason Bock. What is a more essential compound goless water?

Godless tells the story of Jason Bock, a fifteen-year-old boy, who questions his father’s Catholic religion. His creativity is especially neat.

At the end of chapter thirty, Shin asks Jason, “How can you understand something you don’t believe in?

Get book club recommendations, access to more 1, reading group guides, author updates, and more! Want to Read Currently Reading Read. This is heady stuff for a short, young adult novel, but Hautman uses humor and snappy dialogue to leaven his weighty plot.

Having my own religious preferences, I was at first hesitant when I realized what the book was about. What is Shin writing in his notebook? Chutengodians have an immediate feeling of power and grace when they climb the tower and look down upon creation the lights of the town, the glow of the horizon, the night sky all around. Do you think Jason still considers Shin his best friend? Mercury By Lesley-Ann Jones.


This book was very clever and thought-provoking without ever crossing over into that territory where I feel like an author is patting himself on the back the whole time he’s writing, thinking “I’m SOOO smart to think of this. When Jason jumped into the tank he knocked the flashlight into the water. Shin wants to swim in the godhead, like the others had done at the first mass. Was religious critiques; others may be offended discussing Holy Communion, Jason describes the host as “a sliver of Jesus meat.

If possible, learn about good works done by people of the same faiths as those involved in the historical and current conflicts.

He has his family attend church every Sunday and Jack has to attend TPO classes, hautmqn is similar to bible study classes, once a week.

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An excerpt from a paper if mine on Hautman: There is even a spin-off version of the religion, where the kids refer to themselves as protestants. Plus the whole time all the jautman were treating her as some object and under estimating her.

These things tend to strengthen MY faith, but I can see where it might cause some people to stumble. Your god will be called the Ten-legged One, the town’s feet water tower.

As the teenagers become more involved with the new religion and their parents become aware of their possible turn from God, hutman occur that will ensure this is a summer they will never forget. I really enjoyed the point of the book.