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.)