|Plot Summary of A Prayer for Owen Meaney|
|"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."
sharonmurphy, Resident Scholar
|"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."
Kayte Lee, Resident Scholar
|"A touching story of faith and friendship. Owen Meany is a character you won't forget."
Lisa West, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of A Prayer for Owen Meaney|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Time/era of story
- religious issues
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
- White (American)
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Smarter than most other characters
- average physique
- long-lived adults
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- a substantial amount
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 5 ()
- swimming on
Small town people:
- nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee
- mostly 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
- a lot of flashback and forwards
Amount of dialog
- significantly more dialog than descript
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