Toby Jenkins hates his boarding school and dreads going back, but this term there is a new boy who makes all the difference. Christopher is self-possessed, in control and sure that he is the second coming of Jesus Christ. Toby is taken on as his first disciple, his "Peter" after Christopher performs a miracle. Toby thinks he has found salvation, but then the trouble begins. It is impossible to describe how clever and intricate this book is. The story itself is simple enough and gripping enough for any child to enjoy. It is not overtly religious, but it throws up many complex questions. It shakes our beliefs and makes us question things we hold to be true. It examines the nature of faith and doubt. It draws interesting parallels with the Bible throughout the story, yet not in an overt or showy way. It shows Christopher as Christ the healer, performing miracles, bringing peace, being scorned and turned away by the authorities. It is a book that works on many levels. It is brilliantly written and I keep thinking about it despite having finished reading it days ago.