This book, at 627 pages, is rather long. Our bookclub had mixed reactions, but overall it was a decent book. Owen Meany’s family moves to a small town, and he strikes up a friendship with another young man.
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.