Thursday, January 26, 2012

I Am the Messenger by Markus Zusak

Meet Ed Kennedy—underage cabdriver, pathetic card player, and useless at romance. He lives in a shack with his coffee-addicted dog, the Doorman, 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?

Brilliant, brilliant book!  While the language is a bit rough the message and story it has to tell more than makes up for it.  It is a story of caring and compassion unlike any I have read before. Zusak is from Australia so there is a bit of ‘down under’ lingo which can be confusing.

5 Stars (Rated PG for language and violence)

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