I am the Messenger

I am the Messenger

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From the author of The Book Thief comes this darkly funny and ultimately uplifting thriller which proves that anyone can be extraordinary. Ed Kennedy is just your less-than-average Joe who is hopelessly in love with his best friend, Audrey. But after he single-handedly manages to catch a bank robber, he receives a playing card in the mail: the Ace of Diamonds. This is the first message. Four more will follow. But before this particular card game can end, Ed will be changed forever...Will Audrey love the man he has become?show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 464 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 29mm | 319g
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Definitions
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1909531367
  • 9781909531369
  • 15,686

About Markus Zusak

MARKUS ZUSAK's bestselling novel The Book Thief was originally published in the UK in 2007. It has since become a modern classic, published around the world and turned into a film. Markus Zusak lives in Sydney, Australia with his wife and two children.show more

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"Zusak's fascination with morality and culpability is writ large throughout this pacy page turner" CSMA Club Magazineshow more

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"Zusak's fascination with morality and culpability is writ large throughout this pacy page turner"show more

Back cover copy

ED KENNEDY IS AN UNDERAGE CAB DRIVER 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 (where necessary) until only one question remains: Who's behind Ed's mission? Also available: THE BOOK THIEF The UNDERDOGS series: THE UNDERDOG FIGHTING RUBEN WOLFE GETTING THE GIRLshow more

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100,353 ratings
4.08 out of 5 stars
5 40% (39,898)
4 37% (36,723)
3 18% (17,891)
2 4% (4,438)
1 1% (1,403)
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