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.)

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About ritalovestowrite

Freelance writer and graphic designer in Northern Baltimore County. As a writer I enjoy both fiction and non fiction (travel and local interest stories.) Most recently my non fiction writing has been featured in Mason-Dixon ARRIVE Magazine. As a graphic designer I focus on cover designs and have done a number of designs for books and magazines. Recently I've entered the e-book cover field. I also enjoy working with community organizations and churches to bring their communications to a higher standard. 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 middle and high school students in graphic design and music. View all posts by ritalovestowrite

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