In his senior year at a prestigious Christian Academy, Sylas Ernst has grown up safely surrounded by the faith his entire life. But on a chance photography assignment, he notices something peculiar. What begins as pure curiosity, quickly unravels to expose a web of twisted, dark hypocrisy that turns his whimsical high school year into a perilous struggle, testing his cunning, faith and even his life.
This intelligently written, emotional story boldly dares to challenge stereotypes, the status quo, and ask the gutsy questions which ultimately shape our lives. Being hailed as one of the most revolutionary Christian novels of our generation, this beautiful and gripping tale will inspire readers to discover the truth in what lies behind The Academy and themselves.
Go in-depth among the thrilling pages of The Academy with this free, downloadable Companion Guide, perfect for book clubs, youth groups, and group discussions. Abortion, suicide, suffering, the origin of life, and religious hypocrisy are some of the deeply challenging subjects the book’s characters encounter. Use this free resource to ponder different points of view, discover relatable characters, and help find answers to some of your most mind-bending questions. (Warning: contains spoilers)