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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - BEGivens - LibraryThing
I just finished rereading this book because I remember liking it, but couldn't remember the ending. After reading it again, I can honestly say it was well worth a second visit. The message is beautiful and Zusak does a great job delivering it. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - LaPhenix - LibraryThing
I'd have enjoyed the story much more had I not gone in expecting something as powerful as The Book Thief. Zusak has complex characters with a distinct voice, and a beautiful story arc, that were unfortunately lost on this tearjerker-seeking reader. Read full review