A Year of READING Dangerously — A Prayer For Owen Meany

Prayer for Owen Meany

Some of the books I’ve read on the ALA’s list of 100 Most Banned Books kind of slap you in the face with their banned-ness. (I’m looking at you 16. Forever, by Judy Blume  — starting on page on that book aches to grow up too quickly and be cool with the other banned kids.)

A Prayer For Owen Meany isn’t like that.  At 680 pages  you are sure to find something you DON’T like in the book. There’s a little bit of Nudity, Offensive Language, Alcohol, and Violence, but that’s hardly what the books revolves around. If I had to guess… it got banned for Political Viewpoint and Religious Viewpoint.

I liked this witty, engaging, loooooooong book.

The only reason I would ban it is that it might make some one’s backpack too heavy. (Yes, I realize that isn’t a problem in the digital age — I’m old.)


About ritalovestowrite

Freelance writer, graphic designer, musician, foodie and Jane Austen enthusiast in Northern Baltimore County, Maryland. As a writer I enjoy both fiction and non fiction (food, travel and local interest stories.) As an advocate for the ARTS, one of my biggest passions is helping young people find a voice in all the performing arts. To that end it has been my honor to give one-on-one lessons to elementary, middle and high school students in graphic design and music. And as JANE-O I currently serve as the regional coordinator for JASNA Maryland and am working on a Regency/Federal cooking project. View all posts by ritalovestowrite

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