Teen Review: “A Prayer for Owen Meany” by John Irving

In “A Prayer for Owen Meany,” the story is told from the perspective of Owen Meany’s best friend, John Wheelwright. Owen is unlike all the other children; he is so small that in Sunday school class the kids would pick him up and pass him around. Not only is Owen small, but his voice is a constant, high-pitched scream. Despite his strange qualities, Owen is unique in that he believes God has a greater purpose for him. Starting with a fateful baseball game, a series of events unfurls into what is the final purpose for Owen Meany, who touches many lives along the way. This was a very thought-provoking read, following the life of Johnny Wheelwright, as his, and others, are changed by one remarkably small boy.

Aedan, Central TLLC, 17

"A Prayer for Owen Meany" book cover

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