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Publisher Comments:

"Why mess around with Catholicism when you can have your own customized religion?" andlt;BRandgt; 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. andlt;BRandgt; 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.

Synopsis:

"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.

Synopsis:

Winner of the National Book Award. Fed up with his parents' boring religion, agnostic-going-on-atheist Jason Bock invents a new god and recruits an unlikely group of worshipers. He soon realizes that inventing a religion is a lot easier than controlling it.

About the Author

andlt;Bandgt;Pete Hautmanandlt;/Bandgt; is the author of andlt;Iandgt;Godlessandlt;/Iandgt;, which won the National Book Award, and many other critically acclaimed books for teens and adults, including andlt;Iandgt;Blank Confessionandlt;/Iandgt;, andlt;Iandgt;All-Inandlt;/Iandgt;, andlt;Iandgt;Rashandlt;/Iandgt;, andlt;Iandgt;No Limitandlt;/Iandgt;, andlt;Iandgt;Invisibleandlt;/Iandgt;, and andlt;Iandgt;Mr. Wasandlt;/Iandgt;, which was nominated for an Edgar Award by the Mystery Writers of America. Pete lives in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Visit him at PeteHautman.com.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781416908166
Author:
Hautman, Pete
Publisher:
Simon Pulse
Author:
Pritzker, Burton
Subject:
Family - General
Subject:
Religion
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - General
Subject:
Religious - General
Subject:
Social Situations - General
Subject:
Social Situations - Peer Pressure
Subject:
Water towers.
Subject:
Social Issues - General
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-General
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B102
Publication Date:
October 2005
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
f-c cvr
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 6.86 oz
Age Level:
12-17

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Product details 208 pages Simon Pulse - English 9781416908166 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , "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.

"Synopsis" by , Winner of the National Book Award. Fed up with his parents' boring religion, agnostic-going-on-atheist Jason Bock invents a new god and recruits an unlikely group of worshipers. He soon realizes that inventing a religion is a lot easier than controlling it.
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