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This is one of my all time favorite books, at the peak of my top shelf this book is definitely worth the read. l would recommend this book to anyone and have nothing negative to say about it. l give it 10 playing cards out of 10.

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The story begins with an introduction to the character of Ed Kennedy, a down-and-out underage taxi driver. Ed is standing in a bank queue when a robbery takes place. He accidentally foils the robbers' escape, and is proclaimed a hero. Shortly after, he receives an ace in the mail. The ace is from an unknown source. On the ace is written a list of addresses and times. These represent a series of tasks that Ed must complete.
His tasks are as follows:
He must save a woman who is raped by her husband every night.
He must comfort a lonely old lady.
He must show a teenage girl how to take control of her life and become more confident.
Throughout the book, Ed receives different playing cards in the mail. Each card is a different ace, and each ace contains a series of tasks, often in the form of cryptic clues. Through these cards Ed not only helps people, he also helps himself.
The Messenger raises many questions relating to the path that the lives of people like Ed and his friends will take, but still remains very humorous and distinctively Australian. Zusak's characters in this novel are incredibly easy to relate to and he very accurately describes life in suburban Australia. Ed's relationship with his mother is also indicative of many family situations in middle class families in Australia and modern Western society. The reader can also relate strongly to Ed's feeling of lack of direction or hope of making something of his life. The novel does not contain the shallow, stereotypical supporting characters commonly found in other novels of similar themes, and every individual in the novel is developed with depth and intrigue. Along with the descriptions with which Zusak depicts The Messenger, he manages to also take a step back and give an intelligent, subjective view of reality.
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this was a good book

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Ed Kennedy, an underage cabdriver, receives mysterious playing cards in the mail. They give him addresses or people, and that's all the information they give him. He then has to find out what the problem that person is having, and then fix it. Not one of Zusak's best, but still a good read. TD 

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this book is amazing and very aspect the plot the topic everything together just creates an amazing experience and i would recommend this book to any and every one i come across

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Loved it
An amazing, easy to read book with an great story of suspense and life. I teared up a couple times at parts that were barely meant to be sad. A really good read

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Greatest book ever
This is my favorite book of all time. I love Markus Zusak style of story telling. His characters always have a way of relating to you despite the differences of circumstances. The
struggles Ed goes through, he's not doing bad, but wants to do more with his life, especially being shadowed by his siblings accomplishments. Overall its a good book with an unexpected ending that touches you in a way that makes you want to change some things in your life as well. 

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Super good book, I'd recommend this book, just not via google market. I bought this book, and it says I haven't purchased it.

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Yay
I read this book in highschool and I just loved it. Been searching for it for a while but could never find it. Now I have in my grasp.

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