I Am the Messenger
This teen gem about an unambitious teenager whose life is suddenly turned upside down by anonymous messages has it all—mystery, humor, romance, friendship.Meet Ed Kennedy—underage cab driver, pathetic card player, and useless at romance. He lives in a shack and he's hopelessly in love with his... show more
This teen gem about an unambitious teenager whose life is suddenly turned upside down by anonymous messages has it all—mystery, humor, romance, friendship.Meet Ed Kennedy—underage cab driver, pathetic card player, and useless at romance. He lives in a shack 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?Michael L. Printz Honor Winner
Publish date: 09-05-2006
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Edition language: English
So good. So good, but the ending became a bit sappy.
Like anyone who has read The Book Thief would know (and if you haven’t read The Book Thief, what in the world are you waiting for??), Markus Zusak has that unusual ability to make you go from laughing to crying in a matter of minutes. So despite the general hilarity of the book, which had me in spli...
Ed Kennedy is a lost soul. His mother speaks cruelly to him. The girl he wishes would be his girlfriend refuses him and instead spends her days and nights in a succession of meaningless encounters. His job is pointless. Ed is lost.One day, he finds himself in a bank as it is being robbed and Ed beco...
After being blown away by The Book Thief, I had extremely high hopes for this book. While it didn't wow me the same way that The Book Thief did, Markus Zusak does have a certain way with words. His stories remind me of a snuggly blanket that wraps itself around you, warming your heart as you flip ...
This is actually a 3.5.Did it live up to The Book Thief? Absolutely not.Is it worth the read? Probably.What did I love about this book? I suppose to story is, you know, okay. I thought the premise was interesting and I found myself intrigued towards the end, wanting to know who the messenger was....