Author: Paul Y Csige
Description: A coming- of-age novel written from the point of view of a 14-year old boy (the ‘Leif’ of the titile). When his parents send him to a (fictional) Scientology boarding school, he is unaware that this is no ordinary establishment. Along the way Leif encounters ‘study tech’, ethics and the unique Scientology approach to physical illness.
The author, although obviously critical of Scientology, never preaches or explains the school’s odd practices – any reader who is unfamiliar with Scientology must puzzle out the strange, sadistic, behaviour of “the ethics lady” alongside the central character.