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  - Floratina - LibraryThing

READ IN DUTCH I was really looking forward to reading this book, as I am a great fan of Zusak's book The Book Thief (probably my all time favorite for the time being). Therefore I expected a lot from ... Read full review

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User Review  - amydelpo - LibraryThing

Really wonderful book with a good intentions. Some mentions of sex, but almost always in the context of a loving relationship -- and nothing graphic. Also has some alcohol and violence -- again, nothing graphic or gratuitous -- fine for sixth grade on up. Read full review

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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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