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I am the Messenger

Zusak, Markus. Book - 2002 R Printz Honor 2006, Teen Fiction / Zusak, Markus, Teen Book / Fiction / General / Zusak, Markus 2 On Shelf No requests on this item Community Rating: 4.2 out of 5

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Call Number: R Printz Honor 2006, Teen Fiction / Zusak, Markus, Teen Book / Fiction / General / Zusak, Markus
On Shelf At: Downtown Library, Traverwood Branch

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Originally published: Australia : Pan Macmillan Australia, 2002, as The messenger.
After capturing a bank robber, nineteen-year-old cab driver Ed Kennedy begins receiving mysterious messages that direct him to addresses where people need help, and he begins getting over his lifelong feeling of worthlessness. Meet Ed Kennedy₇underage cabdriver, pathetic cardplayer, and useless at romance. He lives in a shack with his coffee-addicted dog, the Doorman, and he₂s hopelessly in love with his best friend, Audrey. His life is one of peaceful routine and incompetence, until he inadvertently stops a bank robbery. That₂s when the first Ace arrives. That₂s when Ed becomes the messenger. . . . Chosen to care, he makes his way through town helping and hurting (when necessary), until only one question remains: Who₂s behind Ed₂s mission? Winner of the 2003 Children₂s 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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Not quite up to The Book Thief submitted by evelyn on June 22, 2012, 2:33pm I thoroughly enjoyed this book, but if you are looking for a book of the caliber of Zusak's most recent book, *The Book Thief,* you may be disappointed. However, it is well worth a read even if it doesn't match the glory of that book. The premise is interesting and well developed, the characters are suitably flawed but endearing, and the situations the main character ends up in are realistic even in a fantastical book. There was a love story that I found a bit predictable and dull, but other than that, I enjoyed this book.

Good submitted by bluepapaya on July 26, 2014, 1:45pm I loved this book, until I read the ending and then I felt like the whole book was pointless.

A good, quirky read submitted by jgryniewicz on June 12, 2015, 10:23am I enjoyed this book quite a bit. It's an odd story, much in the same way that "The Book Thief" was odd, but the characters are engaging and the story kept my attention. Well worth the read.

Loved it submitted by Motomori on June 15, 2015, 12:22pm I loved this book so much!!! I did it for my book project and it worked out perfectly. Everyone I talked to about it has read it and loved it just as much, but I still think that 'The Book Thief' was a slightly better read than this...

Loved it submitted by CarolSeidl on July 14, 2021, 5:31pm I loved this book when I was in eighth grade. Some of the content is a little mature but the ending is super good.

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Printz Honor book - 2006.

New York : Knopf, [2005], c2002.
Year Published: 2002
Description: 357 p. ; 22 cm.
Language: English
Format: Book

Lexile: 640


Self-esteem -- Fiction.
Heroes -- Fiction.
Taxicab drivers -- Fiction.