A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving

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Jan 18, 2011

This book meets my foremost criteria for a great book – I was very sorry when it ended. It is a long book and readers may feel they have become part of the story, therefore, making an ending for themselves as well as the story. Much has been written about this book by critics and experts in literature. I will say only how I feel about it. Owen Meany is one of the most interesting characters in literature. He is universally seen as a “Christ figure” and this could only be missed by the most unobservant reader. This is the story of Owen’s life, as told by his lifelong best friend, John. The tone

On the Wings of Heroes by Richard Peck

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Feb 10, 2010

heroes.gifWorld War II is beginning and young Davy and his best friend Scooter are busy doing their part by collecting the junk de jour. One day they're searching for scrap metal in creepy old Mr. Stonecypher's attic the next they're scavenging for milkweed near an old barn. While they're searching around the barn they spy a vintage car and try out the seats. They're scared to death when a woman shoots her shotgun and announces that they're on her property. I loved this book. There's a lot of information about rationing and daily life during the war years. The characters express emotions about loss and

Feb 4, 2010


When your whole world has been reduced to shades of gray, the blooming ruby splashes of blood from your homemade fight club really stand out. A group of teen boys suffer the myriad pains of their fathers' deployment, watching their mothers work extra shifts at local factories and other hardships mount. The boys' world has been shifted by the loss of their childhood and innocence, realizing that every time they click "refresh" on their web browsers the growing silence could mean the worst has happened. Based on the short story by Benjamin Percy, this graphic novel is an important re-telling