I Am the Messenger
From the author of the extraordinary #1 New York Times bestseller The Book Thief, I Am the Messenger is an acclaimed novel filled with laughter, fists, and love.
A MICHAEL L. PRINTZ HONOR BOOK
FIVE STARRED REVIEWS
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?
- Paperback | 384 pages
- 133 x 203 x 20mm | 272g
- 09 May 2006
- Alfred A. Knopf
- New York, United States
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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.
"From the Hardcover edition.
Both serious and funny, touching and exciting. The Salt Lake Tribune
Fresh and thought-provoking. The Grand Rapids Press
Raucous, poignant, and at times laugh-out-loud funny. BookPage
Compulsively readable. Publishers Weekly, Starred
Unpretentious, well conceived, and appropriately raw. School Library Journal, Starred
Zusak outdoes himself here. The Bulletin, Starred
Zusak succeeds brilliantly. Booklist, Starred
Funny, engrossing, and suspenseful. KLIATT, Starred
"Both serious and funny, touching and exciting." --The Salt Lake Tribune
"Fresh and thought-provoking." --The Grand Rapids Press
"Raucous, poignant, and at times laugh-out-loud funny." --BookPage
"Compulsively readable." --Publishers Weekly, Starred
"Unpretentious, well conceived, and appropriately raw." --School Library Journal, Starred
"Zusak outdoes himself here." --The Bulletin, Starred
"Zusak succeeds brilliantly." --Booklist, Starred
"Funny, engrossing, and suspenseful." --KLIATT, Starred
About Markus Zusak
Markus Zusak is the recipient of the Margaret A. Edwards Award for significant and lasting contribution to writing for teens. He lives with his wife and children in Sydney, Australia.