Though, he re-introduced the old gods, and they say he was a "Wise, fair judge of the people". I'm quoting this from a library book that I read back in the days of my middle school romping
I don't know how much faith to put in that book, but it does paint a rosy picture. Remember that Tut was a prepubescent boy when he assumed the throne and became Lord of the Two Lands; he was indeed pharaoh but likely exercised little to no power of his own. Men like Ay and Horemheb ruled Egypt in his stead. Tut was a puppet king--much like Tuthmosis III under Hatshepsut, but at least Tuthmosis lived long enough to become one of Egypt's greatest warrior pharaohs once his aunt died.
I doubt Tut had much say in what took place in his own kingdom in the early years of his reign. I personally feel Horemheb in particular wanted nothing more than to erase all memory of Akhenaten and Atenism, and regents such as he were most likely responsible for the return of the old ways; the boy king was just along for the ride.
I used to be a proponent of the theory that Tut was assassinated, based on who his parents likely were and what they had done to Egypt, and on the ambitions of his powerful regents. After all, Tut died when he was finally coming into his own and of an age when he could rule independently of his regents. It always struck me as a bit too convenient. But the recent CT scans of Tut's body have more or less put the assassination theory to rest, and that's okay.
If all our questions were answered, ancient Egypt wouldn't be so fascinating.
Congrats on your graduation, by the way.
How does it feel to be 18? Ahhhh, youth.