I Am the Messenger

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Perfection Learning Corporation, May 1, 2006 - Juvenile Fiction - 357 pages
126 Reviews
Meet Ed Kennedy--underage cabdriver, pathetic cardplayer, and useless at romance. He lives in a shack with his coffee-addicted dog, the Doorman, and he's hopelessly in love with his best friend, Audrey. His life is one of peaceful routine and incompetence, until he inadvertently stops a bank robbery. That's when the first Ace arrives. That's when Ed becomes the messenger. . . .
Chosen to care, he makes his way through town helping and hurting (when necessary), until only one question remains: Who's behind Ed's mission?
Winner of the 2003 Children's Book Council Book of the Year Award in Australia, I Am the Messenger is a cryptic journey filled with laughter, fists, and love.

"From the Hardcover edition."

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Interesting premise, moved along at a decent pace. - Goodreads
This book has "moments" of great writing. - Goodreads
The "twist" at the ending was good. - Goodreads
The writing was superb. - Goodreads
The style is due to the plot more than anything else. - Goodreads
I don't think this book needed an ending at all. - Goodreads

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - steadfastreader - LibraryThing

So, I didn't love this book like a lot of people did. Maybe it's because I read The Book Thief first and loved it so much. Ed, the protagonist, irritated the poop out of me. I'm no one, I'm nothing ... Read full review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - marsap - LibraryThing

A young adult novel, I am the Messenger tells the tale of 19-year-old Ed Kennedy an underage cabdriver without much of a future. He's pathetic at playing cards, hopelessly in love with his best friend ... Read full review

About the author (2006)

Australian author Markus Zusak was born in Sydney on June 23, 1975. He began writing at the age of 16, and seven years later his first book, The Underdog, was published. Zusak is best known for his award-winning young adult novels The Book Thief and I Am the Messenger, both of which have been successful internationally and are Michael L. Printz Honor books.

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