I Am the Messenger

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Tandem Library, 2006 - 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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User Review  - maureene87 - LibraryThing

The only thing I’ve ever read of Zusak is The Book Thief. This is much different and, I have to say, I didn’t like it nearly as well. It all seemed a bit self-conscious, which kept me out of the story and kept me from finding the resolution satisfying. [July 2011] Read full review

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User Review  - Nintendoguy77 - Walmart

Really liked this book, more so than his other book, the book thief. It's a feel good good book, that gives hope in the human race. Loved this one! Read full review

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About the author (2006)

Markus Zusak was born in Sydney, Australia on June 23, 1975. He began writing at the age of 16, and seven years later his first book, The Underdog, was published. He is best known for his young adult novels The Book Thief and I Am the Messenger, both of which are Michael L. Printz Honor books. The Book Thief was adapted into a movie.

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