A Prayer for Owen Meaney Book Summary and Study Guide

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Owen Meany spends his life searching for the meaning of religion. Owen and his best friend, John Wheelwright, grow up in New Hampshire in the 1960's. Owen is an instrument in John's mother's death, and Owen spends his entire, short life trying to figure things out.
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The review of this Book prepared by Kayte Lee

Owen Meaney is a powerful story which gives us a wonderful character, and shows us that whether we believe or not, what will be will be, and that there are forces beyond our comprehension at work in this world. It is a magical experience, and will challenge your faith in yourself and others.
The review of this Book prepared by sharonmurphy

A touching story of faith and friendship. Owen Meany is a character you won't forget.
The review of this Book prepared by Lisa West

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   1960's-1970's Internal struggle/realization?    -   Yes Struggle over    -   religious issues Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   5 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast Water?    -   Yes Water:    -   swimming on Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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