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I am doomed to remember a boy with a wrecked voice-not because of his voice, or because he was the smallest person I ever knew, or even because he was the instrument of my mother's death, but because he is the reason I believe in God; I am a Christian because of Owen Meany.

In the summer of 1953, two eleven-year-old boys-best friends-are playing in a Little League baseball game in Gravesend, New Hampshire. One of the boys hits a foul ball that kills the other boy's mother. The boy who hits the ball doesn't believe in accidents; Owen Meany believes he is God's instrument. What happens to Owen after that 1953 foul ball is extraordinary.


A Prayer for Owen Meany: A Novel
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Amazing story; fantastic writing style.
April 30th, 2015
I haven't reviewed this book in quite some time. But this is one of my favorite books of all time. I first read this in one of my high school English classes when I really didn't know about life and issues. I appreciate this book more with each passing year. Since I last read it two years ago, I need another four or so before rereading it.
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November 9th, 2013
A book of poetry, faith, redemption. I cannot recommended it too highly.
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