I can't remember why I picked up this book but I'm glad I did. There were a few parts of the story that made me scratch my head and think, "really?" It was going so well until he started fighting actual demons. But the last page of The Dirty Parts of the Bible informs the reader that it is a retelling of the story of Tobias and Sarah from the Book of Tobit. This information helped those head scratching moments make sense and made me curious about the source material.
Young Tobias struggles with his father's views on religion and comes to terms with his own beliefs during a trip to help save the family. On this trip he also meets and falls in love with a girl that thinks she is cursed. Love concurs all and everything works out nicely in the end. A little sappy, yes, but not enough to make me actually throw-up.