Seventh grader Arthur Reckhouse is desperate to win his Catholic school’s science fair. His project, however, gets him into hot water with the school’s powers-that-be. Arthur defies authority and moves forward with the project in secret, regardless of the consequences.
As he competes with his arch nemesis, the school’s reigning science fair champion, the reasons behind Arthur’s apparent atheism are revealed. This dark comedy examines the points where faith, science, and awkward middle school romance collide.