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Alfred A. Knopf, 2006 - Juvenile Fiction - 357 pages
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protect the diamonds

survive the clubs

dig deep through the spades

feel the hearts

Ed Kennedy is an underage cabdriver without much of a future. He's pathetic at playing cards, hopelessly in love with his best friend, Audrey, and utterly devoted to his coffee-drinking dog, the Doorman. His life is one of peaceful routine and incompetence until he inadvertently stops a bank robbery.

That's when the first ace arrives in the mail.

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?

A 2005 Michael L. Printz Honor Book and recipient of five starred reviews, I Am the Messenger is a cryptic journey filled with laughter, fists, and love by the author of the extraordinary international bestseller The Book Thief.

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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 (2006)

Markus Zusak is the award-winning author of The Book Thief and I Am the Messenger, both Michael L. Printz Honor Books. An international bestseller, The Book Thief has sold over a million copies in the U.S. alone and has garnered worldwide critical acclaim. The New York Times called it "Brilliant and hugely ambitious. . . . It's the kind of book that can be life changing," and The Guardian (UK) said, "Unsettling, thought-provoking, life-affirming, triumphant and tragic, this is a novel of breathtaking scope, masterfully told. It is an important piece of work, but also a wonderful page-turner."

Markus Zusak's writing career began in high school, where he led a "pretty internal existence. . . . I always had stories in my head. So I started writing them." He lives with his wife and daughter in Sydney, Australia, where he is currently working on his new novel for Knopf, Bridge of Clay.

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