I Am the Messenger

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Perfection Learning Corporation, 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  - BrynDahlquis - LibraryThing

This is the kind of book you read out loud just to hear the words on your lips. I went on an earlier tirade about doing lots of probably stupid and sappy and romantic(?) things involving reading this ... Read full review

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User Review  - Emma_Manolis - LibraryThing

Ed Kennedy, Ed Kennedy. I daresay that I love Ed Kennedy. He is so amazing and doesn't even realize it. There is seriously nothing more attractive. The narration throughout the tale is sure to provide ... 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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