I Am the Messenger

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Alfred A. Knopf, 2002 - Juvenile Fiction - 357 pages
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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.

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I love the style of the writing that Zusak has. - LibraryThing
The ending was a disappointment. - LibraryThing
The story telling is brilliant. - LibraryThing
The only thing I didn't like was the ending.. - LibraryThing
The plot-line is brilliant! - LibraryThing
Zusak's writing is beautiful and lyrical. - LibraryThing

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User Review  - NineLarks - LibraryThing

I didn't know this book was Christian Lit before I started reading, so it was a bit of a hmm.. this has religious undertones.. oh wait, I think it is... okay, it definitely is. But speaking from a ... Read full review

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User Review  - yougotamber - LibraryThing

This book for me was between 3.5 and 4 stars. I wasn't loving the story as much as the other book by Zusak. It was written well but the characters didn't really do anything for me. I liked the plot ... Read full review

About the author (2002)

Markus Zusak is the author of Fighting Ruben Wolfe and Getting the Girl. He lives in Sydney, Australia, where he writes, occasionally works in a real job, and plays for a losing soccer team.

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